KARACHI: In his first visit to the port city after assuming command of the Pakistan army, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Karachi on a day-long trip on Wednesday.
Upon his arrival, General Bajwa commenced day’s proceedings by visiting Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s mausoleum where he laid a floral wreath, according to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the army.
General Bajwa also paid homage to the father of the nation and offered Fateha.
After reaching the Corps Headquarters later in the day today, he was given a comprehensive briefing on the ongoing Karachi Operation and overall security situation in the city issues.
General Bajwa took charge as the 16th army chief of the world’s sixth-largest army by troop numbers in a formal colourful handover on November 29.
General Bajwa replaced General Sharif after his three-year term ended, a rare example of a smooth transition in a nation where army chiefs have a history of clinging to power.
PM Nawaz picked General Bajwa to replace General Raheel Sharif, the popular military leader credited with improving security and driving back militant groups across Pakistan including Karachi.