President meets Imran Khan; Aiwan-i-Sadr to launch handout between 6:30-7pm
(L to R) President Arif Alvi and PTI Chairman Imran Khan. — Fb/File
  • PTI management holds assembly to debate essential appointments.
  • Khawaja Asif hopes President Alvi won’t create controversy.
  • PM Shehbaz has despatched abstract for approval to the president.

President Arif Alvi Thursday left Lahore’s Zaman Park after holding talks with PTI Chairman Imran Khan over the essential appointments of the army brass, with PTI chief Fawad Chaudhry saying the President Home will challenge a press release at 7pm.

“Assembly between Imran Khan and President Arif Alvi lasted 45 minutes. President Alvi has left for Islamabad,” mentioned Chaudhry outdoors the PTI chairperson’s residence. He added that the president and Imran Khan mentioned the constitutional, political and authorized points relating to the military chief’s appointment.

“The President Home will challenge a handout on this regard between 6:30 and 7pm,” mentioned Fawad. He added that the handout may also share particulars of President Alvi’s assembly with Imran Khan.

The president, who has obtained the abstract for the appointments, has not but signed it. It was reported that the president will take a choice after talks with the PTI chief.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif earlier at this time despatched a abstract to the president for appointing Lieutenant Normal Asim Munir as the following military chief and Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Employees Committee (CJCSC).

Lt Gen Munir will change incumbent Chief of Military Employees (COAS) Normal Qamar Javed Bajwa, who will retire on November 29, whereas Lt Gen Mirza is ready to take cost from Normal Nadeem Raza.

Earlier, the PTI management — below the chairmanship of Khan — held a gathering to debate the essential appointments, sources advised Geo Information.

PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi, PTI Vice President Fawad Chaudhry, and PTI Secretary-Normal Asad Umar have been additionally a part of the assembly.

Asif needs Alvi to keep away from political conflicts

Following the announcement of the nominations, Defence Minister anticipated political maturity from the PTI management over the essential army appointments.

In a tweet, Asif mentioned, “The recommendation has gone to President Alvi. Now it’s Imran Khan’s check whether or not he needs to strengthen the establishment of the nation’s defence or make it controversial.”

Asif’s assertion got here after the PTI chief clearly said that he can be consulted as soon as the abstract was obtained and that he would “play inside the legislation”.

Nonetheless, President Alvi, an essential member of PTI, had assured in response to sources, that he wouldn’t create hurdles within the appointment of the brand new prime army officers. 

“That is additionally a check for President Alvi if he’ll observe political recommendation or constitutional and authorized recommendation. Because the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, it’s his obligation to guard the nation from political conflicts,” Asif added in his tweet.

Throughout a media speak in Islamabad following the federal cupboard assembly later, the defence minister mentioned that each one the issues had been settled in keeping with the Structure.

The minister added that it was anticipated that President Alvi would approve the premier’s recommendation.

Asif additionally advised the media {that a} detailed press launch relating to the event can be issued quickly.