Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa to start as new army chief of Pakistan


Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa will start as chief of army staff, the fourth individual in Pakistan to do so in the 21st century.  Gen Raheel Sharif has given Gen Bajwa an excellent platform to build on, though circumstances will also shape how the chief will be able to proceed.

Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa was commissioned in 16 Baloch Regiment on 24 October 1980. Baloch Regiment has produced three army chiefs in the past – General Yahya, General Aslam Baig and General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani.