Defending the government stand on appointments to two key military posts, federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid on Tuesday said the new Chairman Joint Chief of Staffs Committee (CJCSC) could be named in a 30-day period according to Constitutional provisions. Speaking to the media, he said the post of CJCSC and army chief would be filled within the procedures laid out by the Constitution. After CJCSC General Khalid Shameem Wynne’s retirement on Monday, army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani — who is to retire on November 29 — would hold the charge, he said. On Monday Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said he would announce the names for the two posts simultaneously.

Keywords: Pak military