DAWN, ISLAMABAD, 04th OCTOBER 2013: Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday held a meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, DawnNews reported.
DawnNews reported sources as saying that during the meeting the two discussed the appointment of a new Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) as the incumbent joint chief Gen Khalid Shameen Wynne is set to retire on Saturday.
No successor has been named as yet because of whichspeculations have mounted.
The decision appears to have narrowed down between two choices; a joint chief from either the army or the navy.
If the army retains the office, the next CJCSC will most likely be Lt Gen Haroon Aslam, currently the most senior general in the army, while Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Asif Sandila could be the next man if the position goes to the navy.
Prior to the visit, premier Sharif and outgoing CJCSC Gen Khalid Shameem Wynne visited the Kahuta Research Laboratories located on the outskirts of the federal capital.
The prime minister was briefed over the country’s nuclear and missile programs.
Sharif also reviewed the performance of the atomic plant.
Earlier during the day, General Lloyed Austin, Commander, CENTCOM, United States of America, also called on General Wynne.
The two discussed matters of mutual interests.
Also during the week, General Wynne inaugurated two newly-constructed state of the art, fully protected network centric enabled command and control centres of Naval Strategic Force Command.