Pak PM picks Lt Gen Asim Munir as new army chief

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday chose Lt Gen Asim Munir as the new Army chief to replace incumbent General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Bajwa, 61, is scheduled to retire on November 29 after a three-year extension. Imran Khan had removed Munir as ISI chief within eight months of his appointment and replaced him with an officer considered close to him.

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