Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan announces his party is resigning from all assemblies and calls off the protest march to Islamabad because he fears it will cause "havoc" in the country.
Lieutenant General Asim Munir replaces General Qamar Javed Bajwa who is due to retire this month.
The development puts to rest days of speculation about a deadlock over the replacement of the outgoing military chief.
Former prime minister and chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, Imran Khan, speaks exclusively with TRT World about the assassination attempt on his life.
Khan was released from hospital after he was wounded by gunfire as he led a political party convoy through thick crowds in the eastern city of Wazirabad.
Pakistan's government denies any involvement and blames the assassination attempt on a gunman fueled by religious extremism.
Pakistan has witnessed several political assassinations, attempted killings and even suspicious death of national leaders since it gained independence in 1947.
Turkish Foreign Ministry says Ankara attaches importance to the peace and stability of Pakistan and conveys its condolences over the death of a Pakistani citizen in the attack in which Imran Khan was injured.
Imran Khan's supporters began gathering again early on Friday at the spot where his convoy came under a gun attack, which killed one man and wounded at least 10 others.
The attack on his convoy killed one man and wounded at least 10 others, significantly raising the stakes in political crisis gripping the country since Imran Khan's ouster as prime minister in April.
Thousands of Khan's supporters take to streets to protest what his aides and the country's president say was "a clear assassination attempt" by his rivals.
Khan was shot in the leg at a political rally in what his aides and the country's president called "a heinous assassination attempt", drawing widespread condemnations.
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