Pakistan: Sharif meets brother in UK over naming new army chief

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has met his older brother and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in London to discuss the appointment of the next army chief — often considered the most powerful position in the country. … The current army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, is due to retire on November 29. Al Jazeera sought comments from two government ministers over the meeting of the Sharifs in London, but the queries went unanswered. Khawaja accused opposition leader and former Prime Minister Imran Khan of trying to influence the appointment of the military chief and making it controversial. Khan’s party on Thursday resumed its ‘long march’ to capital Islamabad to demand early elections after a weeklong pause due to an assassination attempt on him during a rally last week.” (11/11/22)