ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday authorised a three-year extension within the tenure of Chief of Military Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
As per a press release issued by the PM Workplace, the choice has been “taken in view of the regional safety surroundings”.
Normal Bajwa was appointed as COAS on November 26, 2016, by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. He took over command of Pakistan’s army from Normal (retd) Raheel Sharif, regardless of being fourth so as of seniority.
Born in Gakhar Mandi, Gujranwala, Gen Bajwa was commissioned on October 24, 1980 within the 16 Baloch Regiment, the battle-hardened power that previously has given three military chiefs, together with Gen Yahya Khan, Gen Aslam Beg and Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani.
In response to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), he’s a graduate of Canadian Forces Command and Staff College-Toronto, Naval Submit Graduate College-Monterey, California and National Defence College (NDU)-Islamabad.
He has been an teacher on the College of Infantry and Techniques, Quetta, Command and Staff College, Quetta and the NDU.
He has additionally been Brigade Main of an Infantry Brigade and Chief of Employees of Rawalpindi Corps. Normal Bajwa has commanded the 16 Baloch Regiment, an Infantry Brigade in addition to Infantry Division in Northern Areas.
He had additionally commanded Pakistan Contingent in Congo, the place he labored alongside the previous Indian military chief Normal Bikram Singh, who in keeping with The Hindustan Times, described Gen Bajwa as an ‘excellent soldier’.
Earlier than being made the military chief, Gen Bajwa was serving because the Inspector Normal Coaching and Analysis on the Normal Headquarters (QHQ), the identical submit his predecessor General (retd) Raheel was holding earlier than his appointment as military chief in November 2013.
Having served as corps commander of Rawalpindi, Gen Bajwa has huge expertise of coping with points associated to Kashmir and the Line of Management.