Islamabad, Oct 8: The Prime Minister House has announced that Pakistan’s new Chief of Army Staff and the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee would be named simultaneously following intense consultations.
The comments from the PM house came a day after army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani ruled out a longer tenure for himself.
Tthe PM House spokesman said in a statement on Monday that Prime Minister Naawz Sharif has decided to announce the appointments at the same time after holding consultations, The Express Tribune reports.
He said that expectations regarding the announcement of the successors of the outgoing CJSC who retired on Monday and the army chief whose tenure ends on November 29 are important issues but need comprehensive considerations.
He added that every decision will be taken in the country’s supreme interest.
Separately, Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed said that the issue of appointments needed careful consultation. (ANI)