General Munir is the most senior general in the country’s army, and formerly served as the head of the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate, the intelligence wing known as the I.S.I., and the Directorate-General for Military Intelligence. His tenure at the I.S.I. was cut short in 2019 after he clashed with then Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The decision coincides with a period of intense political upheaval in Pakistan, driven in large part by Mr. Khan. That turmoil has spilled over into street protests and put a spotlight on the outsized role the military establishment has played in foreign and domestic affairs.
Source: Pakistan Names a New Army Chief, Amid Political Drama Centered on the Military – The New York Times