The change of command ceremony of Pakistan Army will be held at GHQ today
Rawalpindi (Daily Pakistan Online) The prestigious ceremony of change of command in Pakistan Army will be held today at GHQ, the outgoing Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa will hand over the command of Pakistan Army to the new Army Chief General Asim Munir after six years.
According to private TV channel Dunya News, families of former military leaders and senior military officers will also participate in the ceremony. General Asim Munir will take charge as the 17th Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa served as the 16th Chief of the Pakistan Army for 6 years, prior to that he held several important posts including commanding the Rawalpindi Corps.
General Asim Munir is the most senior three-star officer of Pakistan Army who is a graduate of Pakistan Military Academy, he joined Pakistan Army after completing training from Officers Training School Mangala, during training he was awarded with honorary sword for excellent performance. After completing his training, he got commissioned in Frontier Force Regiment of Pakistan Army.
General Asim Munir was the most senior lieutenant general, promoted to two-star general in September 2018 but took charge two months later.
General Asim Munir, who is also a Hafiz Quran reciter, emerges with a strong profile if his assignments are reviewed. He has been a close associate of the current Chief of Army Staff ever since he assumed command of troops in the Force Command Northern Areas as a Brigadier under General Bajwa, where General Qamar Javed Bajwa was the Commander X Corps at that time.General Asim Munir in 2014. After serving as Commander Force Command Northern Area, he was promoted to DG Military Intelligence in 2017.
After being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General in October 2018, he was appointed DG Military ISI, where after serving for some time, he was appointed as Corps Commander Gujranwala in June 2019. General Asim October From 2021, Quartermaster General was performing duties in GHQ.
He was posted as Gujranwala Corps Commander before being transferred as Quartermaster General at GHQ where he held the post for two years.