Pakistan has a new army leader in Lt Gen Asim Munir.

Lieutenant General Asim Munir appointed as new chief of army staff (COAS) of Pakistan . Gen Bajwa, 61, is set to retire next week after a three-year extension .

Islamabad (Pakistan), November 24: Lieutenant General Asim Munir was appointed as the new chief of army staff (COAS) of Pakistan on Thursday, putting an end to weeks of rumors and political tussle in the country, according to Pakistan Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb.The Pakistan government 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 the Army Staff.According to a tweet by Pakistan Prime Ministers Office, the Prime Minister will make a decision on the appointments as per the laid down procedure.Gen Bajwa, 61, is set to retire next week after a three-year extension, according to Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif.After the completion of the selection process for the new Army chief, Pakistan's defense minister has warned opposition leader and former Prime Minister Imran Khan, who said the coalition government would consult with him shortly.According to The Express Tribune, the excitement would come to an end on Monday, with Pakistani Defence Minister Shehbaz Sharif speaking at the Pakistan National Assembly, hinting at the formal appointment of the new army chief within the next three days.This comes after the process of naming the new army chief started on Monday when Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif sent a letter to the country's Defence Ministry for a rundown of the potential candidates.

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