General Qamar Javed Bajwa appointed Pakistan Army chief



ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday picked up General Qamar Javed Bajwa as the 16th Chief of Army Staff (COAS), putting an end to weeks of extreme speculation referring to visit on the effective post.

General Bajwa will take command of the Pakistan Army from incumbent Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on November 29.

Meanwhile, General Zubair Mahmood Hayat has been designated Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC). Incumbent CJCSC General Rashad Mahmood is likewise set to retire on November 29.

President Mamnoon Hussain promoted the 2 lieutenant generals to the rank of four-star generals on the recommendations of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.


GENERAL QAMAR JAVED BAJWA General Qamar Javed Bajwa was commissioned in 16 Baloch Routine on 24 October 1980. He is graduate of Canadian Forces Command and Personnel College,(Toronto)Canada, Naval Post Graduate University, Monteray( California) USA, National Defence Univesity, Islamabad.

He has been an instructor at School of Infantry and Strategies, Quetta, Command and Staff College, Quetta and NDU. He has actually also been Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade and Chief of Personnel of Rawalpindi Corps.

He has commanded 16 Baloch Program, an Infantry Brigade and has actually commanded Infantry Department in Northern Locations (Leader FCNA). General Bajwa has likewise commanded Pakistan Contingent in Congo. He has commanded Rawalpindi Corps, and his last position was Inspector General Training and Evaluation at GHQ.

GENERAL ZUBAIR MAHMOOD HAYAT General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, graduated from Command and Staff College Camberley, UK, and National Defence University, Islamabad. The basic served on key posts throughout his profession.

As a major basic, Hayat worked as General Officer Commanding (GOC) Sialkot and led Personnel Duties Directorate. He rose to lieutenant general in January 2013 and was instated as corps commander Bahawalpur.

He was later designated as the director basic (DG) of the Strategic Plans Department in December 2013. The department, formed in 2001, is vital to research study for and advancement of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons, and it works as the secretariat of National Command Authority.

After this important responsibility, General Zubair Hayat was designated as Chief of General Personnel (CGS).

Hayat comes from a military family. His daddy retired from Pakistan Army as a significant basic.

Among Gen. Zubair’s bro, Lt. Gen. Umar Hayat, is working as chairman of Pakistan Ordinance Factory Wah Cantt.


‘POLICIES TO CONTINUE’Defence Minister Khawaja Asif extended his great dreams for the brand-new army chief saying, “The military policy would continue and there would be no instant change in it”.

“The focus will stay on nation’s eastern border and the militaries backed by the country will meet all challenges,” he stated, while speaking to Geo News.

“The legacy of General Raheel Sharif would continue in the light of the examples he set,” Asif added.

The defence minister revealed hope that the federal government and military leadership will continue to work together for the betterment of the country.

PM TAKES PRESIDENT INTO SELF-CONFIDENCE Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held a conference with President Mamnoon Hussain at the President House in Islamabad. The premier took the president into confidence on essential military consultations.

The 2 figures likewise exchanged views on affairs of nationwide importance.


PM SATISFIES GENERAL BAJWA, GENERAL HAYAT The 2 generals selected on crucial military posts contacted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif soon after their visit was announced.

Army chief designate Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa and chosen CJCSC Gen. Zubair Mahmood Hayat held conferences with the premier at PM Home, Islamabad.

< span style= “font-size: 18.6667 px; color: # 000000;” > CHANGE-OF-COMMAND CEREMONY The event for the modification of command of Pakistan Army will be held at the General Head Quarters (GHQ) Rawalpindi at 10:30 am on November 29, according to sources.

The outgoing Army Chief General Raheel Sharif will turn over the ‘command stick’ to General Qamar Javed Bajwa during the event.

General Raheel Sharif will go to the ceremony as the chief visitor.

Former army chiefs, and senior military authorities will likewise exist at the Change-of-Command ceremony.

It will likewise have federal ministers, members of the Parliament and foreign diplomats in attendance.

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