Pakistan on Thursday named Lieutenant-General Asim Munir as chief of the army, an organization that plays an extraordinarily influential role in the governance of the nuclear-armed nation.
Lieutenant General Asim Munir is currently serving as the Quarter Master General at the General Headquarters (GHQ).
Previously he served as Corps Commander Gujranwala and headed both the ISI and Military Intelligence.
During his posting in Madina as a lieutenant colonel, Asim Munir became Hafiz-i-Quran at the age of 38.
Asim Munir is also a holder of the Sword of Honour. He was awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz in March 2018.
He will succeed General Qamar Javed Bajwa, whose term is scheduled to end on November 29. Bajwa’s retirement comes after a three-year extension. He had ruled out seeking another extension.