Names decided in cabinet meeting
Shehbaz Sharif convened a cabinet meeting on Thursday to consider these high-profile appointments, according to Pakistani news website Geo TV. In the meeting, the allies authorized Shehbaz to choose the officers for the top slot. The decision was announced after the cabinet meeting. After Shehbaz Sharif’s decision, a summary of the new appointments was sent to the President’s Secretariat.
Meeting with Imran created uncertainties
Uncertainty arose over the President’s approval of key appointments after President Alvi left for Lahore to meet Imran Khan. All eyes were on the meeting as Imran Khan had said in an interview on Wednesday night that he and President Alvi would take “legal and constitutional” steps in the matter. Pakistan’s new army chief Munir was also Pakistan’s chief spy. Bajwa is due to retire on November 29 after a tenure of six years.