Appoints New Army Chief Qamar Bajwa Ceremony 29 November 2016
ISLAMABAD: The change of command ceremony will take place on Tuesday (November 29) in Rawalpindi where outgoing army chief General Raheel Sharif will formally hand over military’s command to newly appointed Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
General Bajwa will take command of the Pakistan Army from incumbent Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on November 29. Meanwhile, General Zubair Mahmood Hayat has been appointed Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC). Incumbent CJCSC General Rashad Mahmood is also set to retire on November 29. President Mamnoon Hussain promoted the two lieutenant generals to the rank of four-star generals on the advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
GENERAL QAMAR JAVED BAJWA
General Qamar Javed Bajwa was commissioned in 16 Baloch Regiment on 24 October 1980. He is graduate of Canadian Forces Command and Staff College, (Toronto) Canada, Naval Post Graduate University, Monteray( California) USA, National Defence Univesity, Islamabad.
He has been an instructor at School of Infantry and Tactics, Quetta, Command and Staff College, Quetta and NDU. He has also been Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade and Chief of Staff of Rawalpindi Corps.
He has commanded 16 Baloch Regiment, an Infantry Brigade and has commanded Infantry Division in Northern Areas (Commander FCNA). General Bajwa has also commanded Pakistan Contingent in Congo. He has commanded Rawalpindi Corps, and his last position was Inspector General Training and Evaluation at GHQ.