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Gen. Asim Munir takes command as 17th COAS

RAWALPINDI: General Asim Munir became Pakistan Army’s 17th COAS when outgoing Qamar Javed Bajwa handed over the baton to him at a ceremony held at GHQ here on Tuesday 29th of November, 2022.

Qamar Javed Bajwa speaking on the occasion said he had full faith that under the leadership of General Asim Munir the army would reach new heights.

Conspicuous among others there were (newly appointed) Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Babar Sidhu.

General Asim Munir‘s Career:

He was commissioned in 1986 in the 23 Frontier Force Regiment;

Recipient of Sword of Honor, Asim Munir passed out with 17 Officers Training Course, Mangla;

He was posted as the Quartermaster General at the GHQ;

He graduated from Fuji School (Japan), Command and Staff College (Quetta), Malaysian Armed Forces College (Kuala Lumpur) and Islamabad’s National Defense University (from where he also earned his Mhil in Public Policy and Strategic Security).

General Asim Munir had discharged his duties as a directing staff in Command & Staff College (Quetta), brigade major of a deployed infantry brigade in Kel, general staff officer grade-2 CGS secretariat and Mangla Corps’ chief of staff.

He has commanded 23 Frontier Force Regiment, Infantry Brigade, served as force commander in Northern Areas (Gilgit) and Corps Commander 30 Corps (Gujranwala).

PS: General Asim Munir happens to be the only COAS so far who had been awarded Sword of Honor, and who had served as DG of MI as well as DG ISI.

Sana Mehmood

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