Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa Pakistan New Army Chief (COAS) on 16th...

Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa Pakistan New Army Chief (COAS) on 16th November 2016

ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI: General Qamar Javed Bajwa has been appointed as the 16th Chief of Army Staff (COAS), who will take command of the Pakistan Army from incumbent Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on November 29, according to reports.

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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.


Qamar Javed Bajwa
قمر جاوید باجوہ

16th Chief of Army Staff
Assumed office
29 November 2016
Preceded by Gen Raheel Sharif
Inspector General of the Training and Evaluation
In office
22 September 2015 – 29 November 2016
Preceded by Lt Gen Ikramul Haq
Commander X Corps, Rawalpindi
In office
14 August 2013 – 22 September 2015
Preceded by Lt Gen Khalid Nawaz Khan
Succeeded by Lt Gen Malik Zafar Iqbal
Personal details
Religion Islam
Awards Crescent of Excellence Hilal-e-Imtiaz.png Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military)
Military service
Allegiance  Pakistan
Service/branch  Pakistan Army
Rank OF-9 Pakistan Army.svg US-O10 insignia.svg General
Unit Baloch 1h1.jpg Baloch Regiment