What did Imran Khan say in the rally?
Imran Khan said listen Pakistanis! The new army chief is coming in November. And both Zardari and Nawaz Sharif are trying hard to get their favorite army chief. They want to bring their own army chief because they have stolen money. They fear that a strong army chief has come here, if a loving army chief comes, they will ask them. So they are sitting out fearing that both will appoint their army chief together.
These two officers of Pakistan Army were targeted
Pakistani journalist Hamza Azhar Salam said that Imran Khan’s speech today could be considered a direct attack on Lt Gen Asim Munir and Lt Gen Mohammad Amer, who have served as Zardari’s military secretaries. It was Asim Munir who allegedly told that it was Malik Riaz who gave Bushra Bibi as a gift. Since then, Imran Khan has described these two officers as his enemies and close associates of Zardari.
Lack of qualified candidates for Army Chief in Pakistan Army
There are very few people in the Pakistan Army who have the ability to hold the post of COAS (Chief of the Pakistan Army). Despite this, Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, Azhar Abbas, Nauman Mahmood Raja and Faiz Hameed are the frontrunners in the race for the new army chief. All these military officers are commanding different corps of Pakistan Army. It is to be noted that these four top contenders were promoted from Major General to Lieutenant General in 2019.