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qamar javed bajwa

Born in Karachi Sindh, Pakistan on 12 November 1960, Qamar Javed Bajwa was educated at the Sir Syed College and Gordon College in Rawalpindi before joining the Pakistan military Academy in 1978. Bajwa was born into a Jat family that initially hailed and belonged to Ghakhar Mandi, Punjab,Pakistan. His father, Lieutenant-Colonel Muhammad Iqbal Bajwa, was an officer of Pakistan Army who died while in service in 1967 in Quetta, Balochistan Pakistan.

Qamar Javed Bajwa was seven years old when his father died and he was the youngest of five siblings. He and his siblings were raised by their mother, who died in September 2013. Bajwa’s father-in-law, Ijaz Amjad, was also a Pakistan Army officer who retired with a two-star rank, Major-General.

Qamar Javed Bajwa completed his secondary and intermediate education at Sir Syed College in Rawalpindi and Gordon College in Rawalpindi before joining the Pakistan Army in 1978, which directed him to attend the military academy. He was sent to attend the Pakistan Military Academy in Kakul and passed out with the class of 62nd PMA Long Course in 1980.