Imran Khan felicitates COAS Gen Asim Munir, CJCSC Gen Sahir Shamshad

Imran Khan felicitates COAS Gen Asim Munir, CJCSC Gen Sahir Shamshad

Islamabad (Web Desk): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former premier Imran Khan on Wednesday congratulated Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Sahir Shamshad Mirza on assuming charge of their office.

In a post on Twitter, the PTI chief expressed the hope that the new leadership will end the trust deficit between the state and the people.

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The former prime minister also shared a quote of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah regarding the role and "duty" of armed forces.

“Do not forget that the armed forces are the servants of the people and you do not make national policy; it is we, the civilians, who decide these issues and it is your duty to carry out these tasks with which you are entrusted,” the quote read.

The comments by the PTI chief come a day after General Asim Munir took charge as Pakistan's 17th army chief at a ceremony held at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.

Earlier this week, General Sahir Shamshad Mirza also assumed the charge of his office as the CJCSC at the Joint Staff Headquarters in Rawalpindi.