ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said on Monday that Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif will send a list of senior most general to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Speaking to Geo News, Khawaja Asif said Pakistan’s next Army chief will be chosen by the prime minister. “The prime minister will decide on a name after first consulting the COAS (General Raheel), colleagues and cabinet member.”
“General Raheel Sharif had several successes during his tenure. No other Army in the world has achieved such success against terrorism. I think that General Raheel Sharif is leaving a legacy which he and the armed forces can be proud of,” Asif said.
Earlier, COAS General Raheel Sharif started his farewell visits beginning from Lahore, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
COAS General Raheel addressed a large gathering of soldiers of Army and Rangers at Lahore Garrison. The Army chief in his address said that accomplishment of peace and stability was no ordinary task. He added that the nation’s sacrifices and joint resolve helped the country in offsetting all odds against it.
COAS General Raheel Sharif will retire on November 29 and the new COAS, whenever the name is finalised, will take charge on the same day.