ISLAMABAD: for another three years, General Qamar Javed Bajwa has been appointed Chief of Pakistan Army.
“General Qamar Javed Bajwa is appointed Chief of Army Staff for another term of three years from the date of completion of current tenure. The decision has been taken in view of the regional security environment,” said a notification from the office of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
In November 2016, then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif designated General Qamar Javed Bajwa as Chief of the Pakistan Army. He took command of Raheel Sharif, former chief of the Army (retd).
On October 24, 1980, General Qamar Javed Bajwa was commissioned to the 16 Baloch Regiment. He graduated from the Command and Staff College of the Canadian Forces, (Toronto) Canada, Naval Post Graduate University, Monteray(California) USA, National Defense Univesity, Islamabad.
He was an instructor at the Infantry and Tactics School, Quetta, College of Command and Staff, Quetta, and NDU. He was also Infantry Brigade Major and Rawalpindi Corps Chief of Staff.
He ordered 16 Baloch Regiment, a brigade of infantry, and commanded the Northern Areas Infantry Division (Commander FCNA). General Bajwa also ordered the Congo contingent for Pakistan. He commanded Rawalpindi Corps and was Inspector General Training and Evaluation at GHQ before being appointed COAS.