PM, President discuss COAS, CJCSC appointments

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with President Mamnoon Hussain here on Wednesday and discussed the appointments of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and Chairman Joints Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC).
According to sources both the leaders were of the point of view that appointments would be made on merit and in line with the constitution.
The president will approve the summary for the appointments of COAS and CJCSC after which an announcement will be made.
On Monday, the prime minister via a statement had said that the appointments of the COAS and CJCSC will be announced together.
The tenure of General Khalid Shameem Wyne as CJCSC expired on Tuesday and COAS General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani replaced his as the acting CJCSC. General Kayani’s tenure as Army chief will expire on November 29.

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