ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr Arif Alvi conferred the award of Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) upon the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir Ahmad Shah at a Special Investiture Ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Thursday.
Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, the Chairman of Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani, the Speaker of the National Assembly Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Members of the Federal Cabinet, Members of the Parliament, and Senior Civil and Military Officers attended the Investiture Ceremony.
General Syed Asim Munir Ahmad Shah was commissioned in April 1986 in the 23 Frontier Force Regiment and is a recipient of the coveted Sword of Honour of the 17th OTS Course.
General Asim Munir is a graduate of Fuji School, Japan, Command and Staff College, Quetta, Malaysian Armed Forces Command & Staff College, Kuala Lumpur and National Defence University, Islamabad. He also holds an M. Phil degree in Public Policy and Strategic Security Management.
During his illustrious military career, he has served on various Command, Staff and Instructional assignments. His major staff appointments include Brigade Major of a deployed Infantry Brigade, General Staff Officer Grade-2 in Chief of General Staff Secretariat, Directing Staff in Command and Staff College, Quetta and Chief of Staff of a Strike Corps. He has commanded his parent unit 23 Frontier Force Regiment Infantry Brigade, Force Command Northern Areas and 30 Corps.
General Asim Munir has also led Pakistan Training Contingent in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The General has the unique honour to head both the premier intelligence agencies of Pakistan as the Director General of Military Intelligence (MI) and Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
Before his promotion and appointments as the COAS, the General was the Quarter Master General of the Pakistan Army. He was promoted to the rank of General and appointed as the Chief of the Army Staff, General Headquarters on November 29, 2022.