Imran Khan Favor New 2017 Army General of Pakistan Details
A high stakes tussle is currently on between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan’s Army Chief General Raheel Sharif over who gets to be the next chief of the country’s all-powerful army.
According to a high-level assessment done by India’s intelligence agencies, the prime minister and the army chief are daggers drawn over who will replace General Sharif when his tenure ends at the end of November.
The Indian intelligence has learnt that Nawaz Sharif’s choice for next chief is Lt General Javed Iqbal Ramday. Ramday’s family has been associated with Sharif’s party, the PMNL, for many years and General Ramday appears to have the faith of the prime minister. General Ramday is currently Corps Commander of XXXI Corps. He came to prominence when he led the Pakistani army’s offensive in the Swat valley near the Afghan border in 2009.