Lahore : General Qamar Javaid Bajwa has been appointed as Chief of Army Staff. He would hold command of Pakistan Army in a graceful ceremony being organized on 29th of November 2016. The senior most General after the current Army chief , General Zubair Hayat would be the next Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.
President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain has issued orders on the recommendations of the Prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.
Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat was commissioned in Artillery Regiment on October 24, 1980. He is graduate of Fort Sill Oklohoma, USA, Command and Staff College Camberlay United Kingdom and National Defence University, Islamabad.
He has wide experience of command, staff and instructional appointments. He has commanded an artillery regiment, mechanized division artillery, an infantry Brigade and an Infantry Division.
Gen Zubair has been Adjutant at PMA, Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade, Army and Air adviser at Pakistan embassy in the United Kingdom. He has also been Chief of Staff of a Strike Corps, Private
Secretary to the COAS and Director General Staff Studies Directorate at GHQ. He has also held the appointment of Director General Strategic Plan Division (SPD). He has commanded 31 Corps Bahawalpur and is presently Chief of the General Staff at GHQ.
The profile of newly appointed COAS: Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa was commissioned in 16 Baloch Regiment on October 24, 1980. He is a graduate of Canadian Forces Command and Staff College,
(Toronto) Canada, Naval Post Graduate University, Monteray (California) USA, National Defence University, Islamabad.
Qamar Bajwa 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.
Bajwa has commanded 16 Baloch Regiment, an Infantry Brigade and Infantry Division in Northern Areas ( Commander FCNA). He has also commanded Pakistan Contingent in Congo. He has
commanded Rawalpindi Corps, and is presently Inspector General Training and Evaluation at GHQ.