Outgoing Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa holds separate farewell meetings with President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in Islamabad.
Pakistan’s 16th Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed is set to retire on 29 November after which newly appointed General Asim Munir will take the command of the Pakistan Army.
The prime minister expressed best wishes for Outgoing General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and the Army chief thanked prime minister Shehbaz Sharif. Chief of Army Staff General Bajwa reached Presidency to pay a farewell visit to Dr. Arif Alvi, later he moved to PM House to meet Premier Shehbaz Sharif.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif appreciated the services of the top ongoing general for Pakistan and its citizens. He also extended best wishes for General Bajwa. General Qamar Javed Bajwa was appointed as COAS on 29 November 2016 by that time Prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
After the completion of his first term of three years as the chief of COAS, General Bajwa’s tenure as army chief was extended for another three years, starting from November 2019 until November 2022, by the Former prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan.
Remember that COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s six years tenure came to end as he is going to retire by 29th November 2022. The command changing ceremony was held at GHQ Rawalpindi where COAS Gen Bajwa officially hand over the Command of the Pakistan Army to newly appointed COAS General Munir.