Lieutenant General Asim Munir will be the new Pakistani Army chief, succeeding incumbent General Qamar Javed Bajwa who is set to retire on November 29 after a three-year extension.
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif disclosed his choice on Thursday, ending intense suspense over the key post.
Bajwa, 61, has ruled out seeking another extension. Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, who had been in the race to become the Pakistani Army chief, has been nominated as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC).
Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb made the announcement on Twitter, adding that the summary of appointments has been sent to President Arif Alvi.