Rawalpindi: (NewsBreaked ) General Asim Munir took over the command of the Pakistan Army, a solemn ceremony regarding the change of command in the Pakistan Army was held at GHQ Rawalpindi. The traditional baton was handed over to Chief General Asim Munir.
In the event, GHQ band gave a wonderful performance by singing melodious tunes of national songs and saluted the national flag. GHQ band also has the honor of representing Pakistan in Japan, Turkey and China.
The chief guest of the ceremony, General Qamar Javed Bajwa along with General Asim Munir, was greeted by the guards on his arrival at the venue, after which the ceremony was officially started with the recitation of the Holy Quran.
After the recitation of the Holy Quran, outgoing Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa inspected the guard of honour, General Qamar Javed Bajwa was also presented with a farewell guard of honour.
The ceremony was attended by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Chiefs of Armed Forces, Senior serving and retired military officers, their families and Federal Secretaries.
Apart from this, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Information Minister Maryam Aurangzeb also participated in the ceremony.
Earlier, outgoing Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and new Army Chief General Asim Munir visited the Martyrs’ Memorial, offered flowers and recited Fatiha.
On this occasion, metro bus and mobile phone services have also been stopped in certain areas in Rawalpindi while strict security arrangements have been made.
It may be recalled that General Qamar Javed Bajwa served as the 16th Chief of the Pakistan Army for 6 years, before that he was appointed in several important positions including commanding the Rawalpindi Corps.
General Asim Munir is the most senior three-star officer of Pakistan Army who is a graduate of Pakistan Military Academy, he joined Pakistan Army after completing training from Officers Training School Mangala, during training he was awarded with honorary sword for excellent performance. After completing his training, he got commissioned in Frontier Force Regiment of Pakistan Army.
General Asim Munir was the most senior lieutenant general, promoted to two-star general in September 2018 but took charge two months later.
General Asim Munir, who is also a Hafiz Quran reciter, emerges with a strong profile if his assignments are reviewed. He has been a close associate of the current Chief of Army Staff ever since he assumed command of troops in the Force Command Northern Areas as a Brigadier under General Bajwa, where General Qamar Javed Bajwa was the Commander X Corps at that time.General Asim Munir in 2014. After serving as Commander Force Command Northern Area, he was promoted to DG Military Intelligence in 2017.
After being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General in October 2018, he was appointed DG Military ISI, where after serving for some time, he was appointed as Corps Commander Gujranwala in June 2019. General Asim October From 2021, Quartermaster General was performing duties in GHQ.
He was posted as Gujranwala Corps Commander before being transferred as Quartermaster General at GHQ where he held the post for two years.