Federal Minister for Power Khurram Dastgir Khan has revealed that the appointment of the next chief of army staff (COAS) will be made by Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif after consulting leaders of the coalition parties. The consultation process will begin in September.

“The new army chief will be appointed in November. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, after consulting with other coalition leaders, will decide on the army chief. This consultation will start in September,” said Dastgir.

“This appointment is not only important for the safety and defence of Pakistan but also necessary for the transparency of the upcoming general elections in 2023,” added Dastgir.



The new COAS appointment is to take place in November this year.