Pakistani PM names ex-spy master to be new army chief

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has decided to appoint the country’s former spy chief as head of the country’s army, the information minister said Thursday.

Maryam Aurangzeb tweeted Sharif’s decision to name Lt. Gen. Syed Asim Munir as the new army chief, shortly after the premier presided over a crucial Cabinet meeting in the capital, Islamabad. Munir would replace retiring army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa.

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