COAS appointment: Important cabinet meeting underway.

Islamabad -- After the Prime Minister's Office received a summary from the GHQ having the names of the six senior-most Lt. Generals to be considered for the appointments of CJCSC and COAS, an important meeting of the federal cabinet is currently underway in Islamabad.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is chairing the meeting, with federal ministers Khawaja Asif, Rana Sanaullah, Sherry Rehman, Tariq Bashir Cheema, and others also present at the meeting.

PM Office receives summary of next army chief's appointment

The meeting also comes a day after the leadership of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) threw its weight behind PM Shehbaz over the appointment of the next army chief.

The coalition partners on Wednesday entrusted Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif with full authority to make the all-important decision. The leaders of the coalition parties, including former president and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and PML-Q leader Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain among others, attended a high-level meeting chaired by the Prime Minister.


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