Lieutenant General Syed Asim Munir Ahmed Shah HI (M), who formerly held the rank of three-star general in the Pakistan Army, is now serving as quartermaster general in the Pakistan Army. He is now in the position of the highest-ranking officer on the list of generals who are in the running to become the next Army Chief of Pakistan.
Background of Asim Munir
As the commander of the XXX Corps, he was in charge of Gujranwala between June 17, 2019, and October 6, 2021. (Pakistan). Until Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed replaced him as Director-General of the ISI on June 16, 2019, he served as the organization’s 23rd Director-General. After Hameed’s appointment, he resigned from his post. He has additionally received the Sword of Honor numerous times.
During the 17th course, Syed Asim Munir underwent his instruction at the Officers Training School located in Mangla. The 23rd Battalion of the Frontier Force Regiment bestowed upon him the honor of officer status. His commission was also granted to him. He received a promotion to Lieutenant General in September 2018. Soon after, he was appointed Director General of the ISI, with the duty of overseeing it. Earlier in his career, he served as the Director General of Military Intelligence. He held this job.
Asim Munir received the Hilal-i-Imtiaz honour in March 2018 in celebration of everything he has accomplished. Earlier in his career, he had served as the commander of troops based in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. His station was in Pakistan at the time. Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed was chosen to assume control of the ISI after Munir’s term as Director General of the ISI came to an end in June 2019. Munir is now the Corps Commander of the XXX Corps in Gujranwala as a result of a promotion and transfer to a new location.
Newly appointed Army Chief of Pakistan
In terms of seniority, Lieutenant General Asim Munir is the top candidate among the top generals vying for the coveted position of Chief of Staff of the Pakistan Army. According to reports from the local media, however, he plans to hang up his uniform a few days before the incumbent does so.
According to a report from Dawn, the Prime Minister has the authority to promote a Lieutenant General to the rank of a four-star general before the individual’s retirement. This promotion could add three years to the individual’s career. If the Prime Minister chooses to appoint General Asim Munir as the next Chief of Army Staff, he could find a way out of this situation.
Under the condition of anonymity, a source close to the situation revealed to Dawn that “Mian sahib thinks it should be the senior-most guy, while the other side has a different point of view.”
According to the information provided, Nawaz is “aware that he must strike a balance” in light of the scandals that have dogged each of General Bajwa’s subsequent terms in government.
The Sharifs are taking into account various aspects at this time.
One, that an appointment of this weight has significant ramifications, and two, that there is a significant trust gap between them and the army.