RAWALPINDI: On Monday, General Zubair Mahmood Hayat took over as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) from outgoing General Rashad Mehmood during an official ceremony at joint staff headquarters, Chaklala.
General Hayat was presented with a guard of honour at a ceremony attended by all chiefs of staff, including outgoing Army Chief General Raheel Sharif and the incoming Army Chief Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa were also present on the occasion.
Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah also attended the ceremony.
General Zubair Mahmood Hayat
General Zubair Mahmood Hayat was commissioned in Artillery Regiment on 24 October 1980.
He is a graduate of Fort Sill Oklahoma, United States (US), Command and Staff College Camberley the United Kingdom and National Defence University Islamabad.
General Hayat has a huge experience of command, staff and instructional appointments.
He had commanded an artillery regiment, mechanised division artillery, an infantry brigade and an infantry division.
General Hayat has been adjutant at PMA, brigade major of an infantry brigade, army and air adviser at Pakistan embassy in the United Kingdom (UK).
He has also been Chief of Staff of a Strike Corps, private secretary to Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) and Director General Staff Studies Directorate at the General Headquarters (GHQ).
General Hayat has also held the appointment of Director General Strategic Plan Division (SPD). He has commanded 31 Corps Bahawalpur and was presently the Chief of General Staff at GHQ.