PM Shehbaz Sharif phones COAS Asim Munir, congratulates him on assuming office
ISLAMABAD (APP) - Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday telephoned Chief of the Army Staff General Asim Munir and congratulated him on assuming his responsibilities as the country’s new army chief.
The prime minister said that commanding the excellent force of Pakistan Army was a great honour and expressed confidence that General Asim Munir would further contribute towards strengthening the defence of the country.
He wished General Asim Munir success in effectively dealing with the challenges pertaining to security and counter-terrorism. He assured the new army chief full cooperation of his government in areas relating to defence and security.
General Asim Munir, who was handed over the ‘baton of command’ by his predecessor General Qamar Javed Bajwa, thanked PM Shehbaz Sharif for his wishes and the words of felicitations.