Lt. Gen. Syed Asim Munir replaces Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, who retires on Nov. 29. Munir begins his new role amid bitter feuding between Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and former premier Imran Khan.
From his home in Lahore, Khan told NPR's Steve Inskeep why he's calling for early elections, as well as why he rejects his removal from power in April via a vote of no confidence.
The movie Joyland, which features a love story between a married man and a transgender woman, is Pakistan's entry for next year's Academy Awards and caused controversy in Muslim-majority nation.
Imran Khan, who claims he was ousted in a conspiracy involving the U.S., was injured when a gunman opened fire on his convoy in Punjab province. One of his supporters was killed and nine others hurt.
Saifullah Paracha, 75, was held at the U.S. facility for 18 years without ever being charged. He arrived in Pakistan on Saturday.
Arshad Sharif, 50, had been in hiding since July after he fled Pakistan to avoid arrest. He had been critical of the country's military and the government of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif.
Khan was disqualified after an election panel found he unlawfully sold state gifts and concealed assets as premier, officials said. He was ousted in a no-confidence vote in the parliament in April.
Extremely heavy rain fell in the hardest-hit provinces. About 75% more water is falling during the heaviest rainstorms in the region, according to a new scientific analysis.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed to the world to help Pakistan after arriving in the country Friday to see climate-induced devastation from months of deadly record floods.