Hours after PM Shehbaz names the army chief, Pakistan's president meets Imran Khan.

Lt Gen Asim Munir appointed as Chief of Army Staff . Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza appointed chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee .

Islamabad (Pakistan), November 24: Pakistan's President Arif Alvi landed in Lahore on Thursday to meet with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan, hours after receiving Lieutenant General Asim Munirs' name for appointment as the next Chief of Army Staff (COAS).Pakistan Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb announced earlier today that Lt Gen Asim Munir has been appointed the chief of army staff, and Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza has been appointed the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, according to Dawn.The decision of naming the army chief was taken by the Pakistani President, who is recovering from injuries incurred in an assassination attempt.According to Dawn, the defence minister said the nation should refrain from approaching it from a political standpoint.

This will also assist our country and the economy in getting back on track.Everything is now at a standstill.Asif stated on Twitter that this is also a test for President Alvi, whether he will take parliamentary or legal advice.As the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, it is his job to shield the nation from political turmoil.

The Pakistani government confirmed on Wednesday that it had received a summary from the Ministry of Defence with a list of names for the appointment of the new COAS.The PM office received the summary from the Ministry of Defence with a list of names for the appointment of Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of Army Staff.According to a tweet by Pakistan Prime Ministers Office, the Prime Minister will make a decision on the appointments according to the laid out procedure.Gen Bajwa, 61, is set to retire next week after a three-year extension.After the completion of the selection process for the new Army commander, Pakistan's defence minister has cautioned opposition leader and former Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying that the coalition government will work with him.

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