Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa to be Pakistan’s new Chief of Army Staff

Islamabad [Pakistan]: Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa has been appointed as Pakistan’s 16th Chief of Army Staff (COAS), ending obscurity over the successor of Gen. Raheel Sharif, who is set to retire on November 29, reported The Express Tribune Saturday.

Meanwhile, General Zubair Mahmood Hayat has been appointed Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC).

Lt-Gen Bajwa has served as chief of the army’s training and evaluation branch. Bajwa was commissioned in Pakistan Army’s Sindh Regiment in 1982.

He attended Pakistan Military Academy’s 62nd long course. He has been posted at several operational and staff positions in the army and is considered an excellent military officer.

Lt-Gen Bajwa was posted as Inspector General Training and Evaluation – the same position General Raheel held when he was alleviated to the rank of Army chief.

He has commanded the army’s 10th Corps – Rawalpindi as Corps Commander. The army’s 10th Corps is responsible to defend the country’s frontiers at the Line of Control the Working Boundary along the border with India.

Bajwa, who belongs to the infantry’s Baloch Regiment, has also held the position of Force Commander Gilgit-Baltistan as a Major General. (ANI)