Reactions pour in as Lt Gen Asim Munir named next army chief.

Reactions of politicians, journalists and analysts poured in after President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday signed the summary that named Lt Gen Asim Munir as next army chief and Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza as the next Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC).

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar called the premier's selection 'based on seniority-cum-merit' and praiseworthy as he congratulated the new appointees.

Former minister Asad Umar congratulated the newly appointed officers and hoped that their decisions would be in accordance to the aspirations of the nation.

PTI Senator Faisal Javed Khan praised party chairman Imran Khan for 'always uniting the country'. 'He played the role of a leader, and not a traditional politician.'

'I hope that the country will most past political instability soon and towards economic stability. The people will be given the power to make decisions. The solution of all current issues of the country are early transparent elections,' he reiterated.

Former interior minister Sheikh Rashid said, 'Imran Khan's victory plans are starting today from November 24 and the country will go to early elections.'

'I congratulate the newly appointed officials,' he said, adding: 'The PDM's politics has been buried.'

Imran's former chief of staff Shahbaz Gill lauded President Alvi for carrying out his constitutional duties as well as staying true to his relationship with Imran.

'The statesmanship shown by President Arif Alvi in the last...

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