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Pakistan Names New Army Chief as Strife with Imran Khan Deepens

  • New chief steps in as the nation’s political crisis deepens
  • Asim Munir will take over after Bajwa retires on Nov. 29
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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif named General Asim Munir as Pakistan’s next army chief, a choice that could harden former premier Imran Khan’s opposition to the government and stoke his high-stakes clash with the military.

Khan, who as prime minister had removed Munir from the role of intelligence chief, would see the appointment as a possible obstacle to his attempt to force early elections.