KARACHI: Business community has welcomed the appointed of General Syed Asim Munir as the new Army chief of the country.
In a message on Thursday Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI) Patron-in-Chief SM Muneer, President Faraz-ur-Rehman, CEO of KITE Limited Zubair Chhaya, Senior Vice President Nighat Awan, Vice President Muslim Mohammadi along with the Executive Committee members welcomed the appointment of General Syed Asim Muneer as Chief of Army Staff and Lt General Sahir Shamshad Mirza as Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee by the Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
SM Muneer acknowledges the services of the outgoing Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and said that he made Pakistan proud as the army chief.
Paying tribute to Qamar Javed Bajwa, SM Muneer said that the credit goes to him for the historic achievements of removing the country from the gray list of FATF, and hunting down India’s fighter jet invading Pakistan territory.
SM Muneer said that Syed Asim Munir is the best choice for Army Chief and has an excellent professional career.
President KATI Faraz-ur-Rehman said that the newly elected Army Chief General Asim Muneer was top in seniority among the four-star generals, he headed important departments like Corps Commander Gujranwala, ISI and Military Intelligence and showed high service.
President KATI said that the new army chief is a credible figure in the Pakistan Army and the nation has hopes high for him. Faraz-ur-Rehman further said that General Asim Muneer will be the first Army Chief to be awarded the sword for superior performance during training, while he set a new example by memorizing the Holy Quran at the age of 38 as a colonel.
Rehman further said that after the best decision by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, there is hope that the political crisis will end in Pakistan and the country will move towards economic stability.
Zubair Chhaya, CEO of KITE Limited welcomed the appointment of General Syed Asim Muneer as Chief of Army Staff and Lt. Gen. Sahir Shamshad Mirza as the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Army Staff and said that Lt. Gen. Sahir Shamshad Mirza has been related to Sindh. Mirza fought and eliminated the terrorists in North Waziristan. Lt. Gen. Sahir Shamshad Mirza also played an important role in intra-Afghan negotiations.