Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza takes charge as CJCSC

Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza takes charge as CJCSC

Rawalpindi (Staff Report/Agencies): General Sahir Shamshad Mirza on Sunday assumed the charge as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC).

According to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), General Mira took the charge in an impressive ceremony was held at Joint Staff Headquarters, which was attended by a large number of serving and retired officers from tri-services.

A smartly turned-out joint services guard contingent presented salute as the CJCSC arrived at the venue.

General Mirza reviewed the guard of honour and march-past.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Army’s change of command ceremony will be held on Tuesday.

According to the ISPR, marking the time-honoured tradition that symbolises the seamless transition of the military leadership, outgoing Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa will hand over the “baton of command” to General Asim Munir.

The passing of the baton from an outgoing COAS to an incoming one conveys the cardinal message to the troops the military leadership continues without a break in command.

General Asim Munir will be the 17th army chief to assume the command of the Pakistan Army.

Last week, Munir was appointed as the next army chief and Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC).

President Dr Arif Alvi approved a summery sent by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for appointing Lieutenant General Asim Munir as the next army chief and Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza as CJCSC.