Lieutenant-General Qamar Javed Bajwa appointed Pakistan's 16th Army Chief

Nov 28, 2016 12:57 IST

Qamar Javed BajwaPrime Minister Nawaz Sharif on 26 November 2016 appointed Lieutenant-General Qamar Javed Bajwa as the 16th Chief of Pakistan Army. Bajwa will replace General Raheel Sharif, who will retire on 29 November 2016.

On the other hand, Lieutenant-General Zubair Hayat was appointed as the Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee (CJCSC).

Both Bajwa and Hayat will be promoted to the rank of four-star generals. They will take over their new positions on 29 November 2016.

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About Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa

Lieutenant-General Qamar Javed Bajwa is currently serving at the General Headquarters of the Pakistan Army as Inspector General of Training and Evaluation.

In 1980, he was commissioned in the Baloch Regiment.

From 2013 t o 2015, he served as the Corps Commander X Corps, which is responsible for the area along the Line of Control.

From 2015 to 2016, he served at the GHQ as the Inspector General of the Training and Evaluation.

He also served as a peacekeeper in the UN mission in Congo as a brigade commander. He was there with former Indian Army chief General Bikram Singh, who had gone there as a Division Commander.

He holds extensive experience in dealing with affairs related to Kashmir and the northern areas of Pakistan.

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