General Mohammad Amir is considered to be of the PPP camp
The report states that General Sahir has worked in all positions that an army officer can hold and is an excellent choice, but the perception, again, is making it all very hazy. There is a perception that as far as labels are concerned, Lt Gen Nauman Mehmood is considered ‘too tough’ and Lt Gen Mohammad Amir is considered to be in the PPP camp. If this situation persists and the two sides cannot settle on one person, there should be a third option before November 29.
Dawn news quoted sources as saying, ‘General Azhar Abbas is now emerging as the third option. Obviously talks very little, nobody on our side really knows him, but he is considered very professional.’ With no label attached to him (yet), there is a growing possibility that General Azhar, the chief of the General Staff, will be chosen simply because others will be dropped. “All of them can actively run the army. The big task is to get the organization out of this quagmire.