Asim Munir (general)

Pakistani General
For the cricketer, see Asim Munir (cricketer)
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Asim Munir Ahmad
عاصم منیر احمد
11th Chief of Army Staff (designate)
Assumed office
29 November 2022
President Arif Alvi
Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif
Preceded by Qamar Javed Bajwa
Quartermaster General
In office
October 2021 – 29 November 2022
President Arif Alvi
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif
23rd Director General of the ISI
In office
25 October 2018 – 16 June 2019
President Arif Alvi
Prime Minister Imran Khan
Preceded by Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar
Succeeded by Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed
Commander XXX Corps
In office
17 June 2019 – 6 October 2021
President Arif Alvi
Prime Minister Imran Khan
DG Military Intelligence
In office
December 2016 – October 2018
Preceded by Major General Nadeem Zaki Manj
Succeeded by Major General Sarfaraz Ali
Commander Force Command Northern Areas
In office
October 2014 – December 2016
Preceded by Major General Hafiz Masroor Ahmad
Succeeded by Major General Saqib Mehmood Malik
Military service
Allegiance  Pakistan
Branch/service  Pakistan Army
Years of service 1986-Present
Rank General
Unit 23 Frontier Force Regiment
  • XXX Corps
  • Director General of the ISI
  • Quartermaster General (QMG)
  • Director General Military Intelligence
  • Force Command North Gilgit
  • 23 Frontier Force
  • Insurgency in Balochistan
  • War in North-West Pakistan
  • Radd-ul-Fasaad
  • 2019 India–Pakistan standoff

General Asim Munir Ahmed HI(M) (Urdu: عاصم منیر احمد) is a four-star rank general and Chief of Army Staff as the government announced and currently serving as a Quartermaster general in the Pakistan Army He commanded the XXX Corps (Pakistan) in Gujranwala from 17 June 2019 to 6 October 2021 He served as the 23rd Director-General of the ISI until he was replaced with Lt Gen Faiz Hameed on 16 June 2019 He is also a holder of the Sword of Honour Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif announced him as Chief of Army staff on 24 November 2022 for 3 years term

Military career

Asim Munir is from the 17th course of the Officers Training School in Mangla He was commissioned in the 23rd Battalion of the Frontier Force RegimentHe started his military career in 1986 He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General in September 2018 and was subsequently appointed as DG ISI He previously served as Director General of Military Intelligence He was awarded the Hilal-i-Imtiaz in March 2018 He had earlier served as the commander of the Troops deployed in the Northern Areas of Pakistan In June 2019, Munir was replaced by Lt Gen Faiz Hameed as the new DG ISI Munir was transferred and appointed as Corps Commander of XXX Corps in Gujranwala

Dates of promotion

Insignia Rank Date
General, COAS 24 November 2022
Lieutenant General 28 September 2018
Major General
Lieutenant Colonel
Second Lieutenant 1986

Awards and decorations



(Crescent of Excellence)



(General Service Medal)

Siachen Glacier Clasp


(Nuclear Test Medal)


Tamgha-e-Istaqlal Pakistan

(Escalation with India Medal)



(Medal of Conviction)


10 Years Service Medal
20 Years Service Medal 30 Years Service Medal 35 Years Service Medal Jamhuriat Tamgha

(Democracy Medal)


Qarardad-e-Pakistan Tamgha

(Resolution Day

Golden Jubilee Medal)


Tamgha-e-Salgirah Pakistan

(Independence Day

Golden Jubilee Medal)


Command & Staff College Quetta

Instructor’s Medal

Sword of Honor1986

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