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Asim Munir Congratulates Shehbaz Sharif on assuming PM Office

General Asim Munir met Shehbaz Sharif at PM House & congratulated him.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir visited Prime Minister House in Islamabad on Wednesday and congratulated Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on his appointment as the country’s Chief Executive for a record two terms.

In their first meeting since Shehbaz’s oath-taking ceremony on Monday, the two dignitaries talked about issues pertaining to operations and security in the army.

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After serving in the highly coveted office from April 2022 to August 2023 for 16 months, Shehbaz was re-elected as prime minister on Sunday.

Shehbaz has already won the presidency twice, the first time coming from 201 votes in a chaotic session of the lower house of parliament against Omar Ayub Khan, the candidate of the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC), which is supported by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) with 92 votes.

Shehbaz’s triumph was anticipated because, along from the PML-N, he had the backing of seven other parties. The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP), Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), Pakistan Muslim League-Zia (PML-Z), and National Party (NP) support the PM-elect.

Army regrets claims of election meddling

The army’s top brass expressed shock at claims that the armed forces meddled in the election process the day before at the 263rd Corps Commanders’ Conference (CCC), which was held at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.

This was in response to political parties expressing grave concerns over the results of the poll on February 8.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) released a statement stating that the forum had observed that the military had no involvement in the election process.

“Some vested small segments of polity and media especially social media have been maligning the armed forces of Pakistan with unsubstantiated allegations of interference which is highly deplorable,” the statement continued.

The senior brass of the military also emphasized the need for due process to be followed with proof and evidence, as opposed to using emotional outbursts and unwarranted, unconstitutional political speech.

The corps commanders expressed their delight with the peaceful transfer of democratic power in the provinces and the Center. “[The] Forum hoped that the post elections environment brings in desired political and economic stability resulting into peace and prosperity for the people of Pakistan.”

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