Hope new Pak Army chief will ensure 'apolitical' role of military in coup-prone country: Pakistani media

Updated: Nov 25 2022 4:56PM

Islamabad, Nov 25 (PTI) With former ISI chief General Asim Munir's appointment as the next Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army, the media in this coup-prone country on Friday hoped that the powerful military would remain "apolitical" and honour the promise made by his predecessor.

Pakistan on Thursday named former spy chief Munir as chief of the Army, ending weeks of speculation over an appointment that comes amid intense debate around the military's influence on public life.

Munir, the country’s most senior general and a former head of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, will take over from Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, who will retire on November 29 after six years in what is normally a three-year post.