Finally the change of power one of the largest powerful seats in Pakistan is going to happen on November 29, 2016. According to recent news, General Raheel Sharif will hand over the post of Pak Army Chief to General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Up to some extent, seniority list has against been neglected by the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He opted for the fourth general in the list.
Chairman Joint Chief of Staff General Rashid Mahmood has been retired today, and his command will go to the General Zubair Mahmood Hayat.
Here was the seniority list:
|Lt Gen Zubair Hayat||Chief of General Staff|
|Lt Gen Ishfaq Nadeem Ahmed|
|Commander II Corps Multan|
|Lt Gen Javed Iqbal Ramday||Commander XXXI Corps Bahawalpur|
|Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa||Inspector General Training & Evaluation|
It was the fifth time that Nawaz Sharif appointed Pak Army Chief. In the past, four Army Chiefs selected by PM Nawaz were General Asif Janjua (1991), General Waheed Kakar (1993), General Pervez Musharraf (1998) and General Raheel Sharif (2013).
Earlier the rumors were there that General Ishfaq Nadeem Ahmed was to be the next COAS but was rejected because of his aggressive style.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa Profile
|16th Chief of Army Staff|
29 November 2016
|Preceded by||Gen Raheel Sharif|
|Inspector General of the Training and Evaluation|
22 September 2015 – 29 November 2016
|Preceded by||Lt Gen Ikramul Haq|
|Commander X Corps, Rawalpindi|
14 August 2013 – 22 September 2015
|Preceded by||Lt Gen Khalid Nawaz Khan|
|Succeeded by||Lt Gen Malik Zafar Iqbal|