Lt. Gen. Raheel Sharif being appointed army chief

After weeks of serious speculation, PM Nawaz Sharif has finally made the selection of 2 senior army officers as Chief of Army Staff and Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee.


Lt. Gen. Raheel Sharif is being appointed as the COAS whereas Lt Gen Rashad Mahmood is being appointed as the CJCSC. Raheel Sharif is presently serving as Inspector General Training and Evaluation whereas Mahmood is serving as Chief of General Staff.

Both senior army officers met Pm Nawaz Sharif earlier today where the premier conveyed them the decision. The 2 meetings were seen as hugely crucial as they came a day before General Kayani’s retirement from his post of military chief.

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