PM Extends the Chief General of Army Bajwa for Three Years
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan extended the period of office of Chief Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa to a further three years.
The choice has been made, in perspective of the national security environment, according to a notice published on Monday by the Prime Minister's Office.
"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," the notification says.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa was named a new chief of the army in November 2016 after Gen. Raheel Shareef.
Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa had previously served as the head of an important Rawalpindi Corps and was Inspector General Training and Assessment at the GHQ, a position held by General Raheel Sharif before becoming Chief of the Armed Forces.
The command of a corpse usually holds enormous weights before it is deemed a four-star general.
He had commanded 10 Corps, which is in charge of the most vulnerable areas of the country, as it is responsible for the pivotal role of nearly the entire borders with India.
The PM Secretariat was also in charge of a commander of 10 corps throughout the defence installations including military, navy and air headquarters.
Lt. Gen. Javed Bajwa had also been a brigade headquarters commander, Lt. Col commander, a Grade I official with the 10 corps office and a brigade commander in an operating area.
As a brigadier, he served as the COS [chief of staff] in 10 Corps and also as the formation commander in the Northern Areas. He also commended the school of infantry and commanded 10 corps as Lt-Gen.
The Lt-Gen Bajwa was three times in ten corps and had comprehensive handling expertise in the Northern and Kashmir region.