Lt General Asim Munir was formally handed over the command of the Pakistan Army On Tuesday.
Pakistani Taliban, who recently ended a ceasefire with the government, in claimed responsibility for the bombing which also left 23 people injured
The explosion, claimed by the Pakistani Taliban militant group, or Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in a text message to Reuters, came after the group ended a ceasefire with the government this week.
Munir assumed charge during an impressive ceremony at the General Headquarters (GHQ), becoming the 17th Chief of the Army Staff.
The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party is in power in Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Khan was ousted from power in April after losing a no-confidence vote in his leadership, which he alleged was part of a US-led conspiracy targeting him because of his independent foreign policy decisions
Khan, 70, who is recovering from bullet wounds suffered during a gun attack on him on November 3, will address his supporters in Rawalpindi to demand for fresh general elections, and reiterated that the protest would be completely peaceful.
Jameel Ahmad, Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), said this at a briefing, according to sources privy to the development.
Former ISI chief, Lt Gen Syed Asim Munir was crowned the successor to General Qamar Bajwa as Pakistan's Army Chief. He'll hold the position, known to be the most powerful in Pakistan. But who is Lt. Gen. Syed Asim Munir? Why was he removed as ISI chief in just 8 months? Watch the video to know more!
The Prime Minister is visiting Turkiye at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to the Foreign Office (FO).
As GoC of PoK before the February 2021 ceasefire, he was responsible for pushing terrorists across the border and is unlikely to change the traditional Pak army stance against India.
Khan, 70, who was ousted in April in a no-confidence vote, in an interview with the Financial Times this month said he wants to mend relations with the US if re-elected and no longer blames it for his removal as Pakistan prime minister.
Munir, who will assume office on November 27, has served as the Military Intelligence Director General in early 2017 and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Chief in October of the same year. He is believed to close to the outgoing chief Gen Bajwa and a known Imran Khan-baiter.
Qamar Javed Bajwa, 61, is scheduled to retire on November 29 after a three-year extension. He has ruled out seeking another extension.
This key appointment has never attracted so much jokeying, lobbying and controversy, analysts said, mainly because former prime minister Imran Khan has alleged that the military played a key role in his ouster in a parliamentary vote in April.
Gen Bajwa, 61, is scheduled to retire on November 29 after a three-year extension. He has ruled out seeking another extension.
The 70-year-old cricketer-turned-politician is in the crosshairs these days for buying gifts, including an expensive Graff wristwatch he had received as prime minister at a discounted price from the state depository called Toshakhana and selling them for profit.
The FactFocus website, which describes itself as a "Pakistan-based digital media news organisation working on data-based investigative news stories", shared the alleged wealth statements of Gen Bajwa and his family from 2013 to 2021 on its page.
Speaking about the economic benefits that could be achieved if the two neighbours establish trade with each other, Imran Khan said: "The benefits would be enormous. think it's possible but the BJP government is so hardline, they have a nationalistic stance on issues."
Shadani Darbar is an over three hundred years old temple and is a sacred place for Hindu devotees from across the globe. It was founded in 1786 by Sant Shadaram Sahib, who was born in Lahore in 1708.
The COP27 climate summit in Egypt on Sunday created history by deciding to establish a fund to address loss and damage from climate change suffered by vulnerable countries.
Minister of State for Finance and Revenue Aisha Ghaus Pasha assured the nation on Friday in the National Assembly when Mussarat Rafiq Mahesar of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) put a direct question to her, "If Pakistan is going to default?'' Dawn newspaper reported on Saturday.
The General Assembly held a plenary meeting on Thursday on the issue of UN Security Council reforms during which Pakistan yet again raked up the issue of Jammu and Kashmir.
Rashid, who literally choked India and Pakistan in the semi-final and final with high profile scalps like Suryakumar Yadav and Babar Azam, could once again be seen in an IPL team jersey after his stint with Punjab Kings.
The son of former Zimbabwe all-rounder, Late Kevin Curran, Sam was much in demand after the final with every journalist wanting a piece of him for their stories after he was presented by the England team for the Mixed Zone.