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Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa is the 16th and current Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan. He replaced his predecessor General Raheel Sharif on November 29, 2016. The decision to appoint Qamar Bajwa as Gen Sharif’s successor was taken by then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Nov 26. Lt Gen Qamar Bajwa has extensive experience of handling affairs in Kashmir and the northern areas of the country. As a major general, he led the Force Command Northern Areas. He also served in the 10 Corps as lieutenant colonel, where he was GSO. Lt Gen Qamar Bajwa has served with a UN mission in Congo as a brigade commander alongside former Indian army chief Gen Bikram Singh, who was also there as a division commander. He is from the infantry’s Baloch Regiment, which has given three officers to the post of army chief — Gen Yahya Khan, Gen Aslam Beg and Gen Kayani.

‘I love Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa,’ says Sikh leader Gopal Chawla

NAROWAL: Expressing his love for Pakistan and the country’s Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa, prominent leader of the Pakistan’s Sikh Community, Gopal Chawla, said he didn’t do anything wrong by shaking hands with the army chief, ARY News reported on Wednesday. “If I’ve hugged or shaken hands with the army chief, it shouldn’t be a concern to anyone, he is from my country, I love Pakistan and I love Qamar Javed Bajwa…I am ready to even sacrifice my life for Qamar Javed Bajwa” said Chawla, General Secretary of the…

COAS confirms death sentences awarded to 14 hardcore terrorists

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday confirmed death sentences awarded to 14 hardcore terrorists involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, ARY News reported. According to a statement released by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the terrorists were involved in attacking armed forces and law enforcement agencies of Pakistan, killing innocent civilians and were behind destruction of educational institutions and Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Hotel Malam…

PM Imran, COAS Bajwa discuss security and regional situation

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt. General Naveed Mukhtar called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at the PM Office on Friday, ARY News reported. It is pertinent to note here that earlier this month, the PM visited the headquarters of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and was briefed on matters related to national security. The prime minister had lauded contributions of the ISI towards national security, especially in the ongoing…

Pak-China military cooperation ‘important pillar’ of bilateral ties: Top Chinese general

BEIJING: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday met Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) General Zhang Youxia. During the meeting, Gen Zhang Youxia said that China greatly values its time tested relations with Pakistan and its Army. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Gen Youxia said that China looks forward to further expanding this cooperation. He said that development of CPEC is aimed at bringing more benefits and prosperity to the people of both the countries.…

Army chief condoles ‘friend of Pakistan’ John McCain’s death

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has expressed condolence on demise of veteran US politician John McCain who was an advocate of strong Pakistan-US relations. In his condolence message, the COAS said: “McCain was a distinguished war veteran and an accomplished representative of his country. A friend of Pakistan who believed in great potential of Pak-US relations for common good of both countries.” Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi also said in a statement that McCain had "always stood…

‘The job is not completed yet’: army chief

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said the nation must carry forward the gains (of the war against terror) towards enduring peace and stability. The army chief said this while addressing the officers and faculty of the Command and Staff College in Quetta, according to military’s public affairs wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). General Bajwa said the country, through great sacrifices of security forces and the nation, is on a positive trajectory of peace and stability.…