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.
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|
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|