Pakistan

General Qamar Bajwa appointed for another three years as Pakistan Army Chief

ISLAMABAD: It has been declared that General Qamar Javed Bajwa has been appointed Pakistan Army chief for another three years.

A notification from the office of Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday stated that, “General Qamar Javed Bajwa is appointed Chief of Army Staff for another term of three years from the date of completion of current tenure. The decision has been taken in view of the regional security environment.”

Nawaz Sharif- the previous premier appointed General Qamar Javed as Army Cheif of Pakistan Bajwa in November 2016. General Qamar Bajwa took over command over former Army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif.

It was said by analyst Muneeb Farooq that, “This is a timely decision. The decision was taken in view of the present situation.” He also added that the role of General Qamar Javed Bajwa had been important.

Rana Jawad- the News Director said that it was being observed that the Army cheif was leading from the front since last year and Prime Minister Imran Khan was supported than wholeheartedly. He further said that, “Being on the same page means Pakistan can overcome challenges and this will be a great achievement for Imran Khan’s government and General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s next tenure.”

‘Clear message to India’

It was said by Shah Mehmood Qureshi- the Foreign Minister while speaking to reporters that Prime Minister has taken the decision to appoint General Bajwa as COAS for another three years by keeping the situation of Kashmir in mind. Also the security situation in the region and where the efforts of Pakistan were for the peace process in Afghanistan.

Whenever inquired as to whether any improvement was normal in Occupied Kashmir and Afghanistan following this choice, Qureshi said that a reasonable message was being passed on to India that there was “continuation and clarity” in the political and military initiative in Pakistan.

The foreign minister said that, “At this stage, we are not totally mindful of the whole circumstance in Occupied Kashmir as there is a curfew in the district. At the point when the curfew is lifted, then we will recognize what precisely occurred there.”

He said that as indicated by some worldwide media reports, there were a few conflicts in Occupied Kashmir even on Saturday.

Qureshi indicated flippant proclamations from India’s defence minister. “You ought not have any questions over their points and expectations,” he said.

“An extremely clear message (is being passed on) that Pakistan’s political and military initiative are not just prepared, they are on one page. This was significant,” said the remote clergyman.

Profile

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

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

He has commanded 16 Baloch Regiment, an Infantry Brigade and has commanded Infantry Division in Northern Areas (Commander FCNA). General Bajwa has also commanded Pakistan Contingent in Congo. He has commanded Rawalpindi Corps, and his last position prior to being appointed COAS was Inspector General Training and Evaluation at GHQ.

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