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Change of Command

General Qamar Javed Bajwa gets Pakistan army’s baton of command

RAWALPINDI: The baton of succession, the ‘Malacca Cane’ has been passed. General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday handed over the command of Pakistan army to Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa. General Bajwa took charge as the 16th army chief of the world's sixth-largest army by troop numbers in a formal colourful handover. The succession ceremony where General Raheel Sharif handed over the ceremonial baton to his successor was held at the hockey stadium of General Headquarters (GHQ) in the garrison city.…

Change of command to bring new army chief on November 29

RAWALPINDI: Arrangements to welcome new army chief begins in the garrison city after Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif began a round of farewell visits on Monday, damping speculation he might receive an extension when his three-year term ends this month. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had named the then Lieutenant-General Raheel Sharif, brother of a war hero, on November 27, 2013, to take charge of the world’s sixth-largest army, with a formal handover from General Ashfaq Kayani. The general has…