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General Qamar Javed Bajwa Appointed as Pak Army Chief, General Zubair Mahmood Hayat Appointed as CJCS

Finally the change of power one of the largest powerful seats in Pakistan is going to happen on November 29, 2016. According to recent news, General Raheel Sharif will hand over the post of Pak Army Chief to General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

Up to some extent, seniority list has against been neglected by the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He opted for the fourth general in the list.

Chairman Joint Chief of Staff General Rashid Mahmood has been retired today, and his command will go to the General Zubair Mahmood Hayat.

Here was the seniority list:

Name Posting
Lt Gen Zubair Hayat Chief of General Staff
Lt Gen Ishfaq Nadeem Ahmed

 

Commander II Corps Multan

 

Lt Gen Javed Iqbal Ramday Commander XXXI Corps Bahawalpur
Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa Inspector General Training & Evaluation

It was the fifth time that Nawaz Sharif appointed Pak Army Chief. In the past, four Army Chiefs selected by PM Nawaz were General Asif Janjua (1991), General Waheed Kakar (1993), General Pervez Musharraf (1998) and General Raheel Sharif (2013).

Earlier the rumors were there that General Ishfaq Nadeem Ahmed was to be the next COAS but was rejected because of his aggressive style.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa Profile

16th Chief of Army Staff
Incumbent
Assumed office
29 November 2016
Preceded by Gen Raheel Sharif
Inspector General of the Training and Evaluation
In office
22 September 2015 – 29 November 2016
Preceded by Lt Gen Ikramul Haq
Commander X Corps, Rawalpindi
In office
14 August 2013 – 22 September 2015
Preceded by Lt Gen Khalid Nawaz Khan
Succeeded by Lt Gen Malik Zafar Iqbal
Personal details
Religion Islam
Awards Crescent of Excellence Hilal-e-Imtiaz.png Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military)
Military service
Allegiance  Pakistan
Service/branch  Pakistan Army
Rank OF-9 Pakistan Army.svg US-O10 insignia.svg General
Unit Baloch 1h1.jpg Baloch Regiment

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