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Security, aid, elections and traditional institutional interests: The challenges facing Pakistan’s new Army Chief

Last week marked the formal taking charge of Pakistan’s 17th Chief of Army Staff (COAS), four-star General Asim Munir, who replaced the now-retired Qamar Javed Bajwa as head of the Pakistani Army. Munir has become COAS at a time when Pakistan faces various political challenges, ranging from the escalating insurgency of the Pakistani Taliban (Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan - TTP) along the border with Afghanistan, continued loan negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), economic downturn, the political standoff between the Sharif government and Imran Khan-led opposition, and the prevailing humanitarian response issues linked to the floods of the summer.

Pakistan army chief should make peace reality:Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

Chandigarh/UNI: Terming Pakistan-sponsored terrorism as the biggest hurdle in normalising relations between the two nations, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday said Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa should back his rhetoric on peace with India with solid action.

Pakistan will never leave its Kashmiri brethren alone : Army Chief Bajwa

Islamabad: Pakistan's Army Chief once again tried to raise the Kashmir issue, which has been a point of sour between warring neighbours India and Pakistan, saying his nation will never leave its Kashmiri brethren and their cause alone and will keep fighting for them.

Kulbhushan Jadhav: Pakistan Army Chief meets PM Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad, May 10 (IBNS): Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on country's Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif to discuss numerous issues including arrested Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, media reports said.

Outgoing Pakistan Army chief warns India

Islamabad, Nov 29 (IBNS): Outgoing Pakistan Army chief Raheel Sharif warned India and said it should not consider the neighbouring nation's 'policy of restraint' as 'weakness'.