New COAS News
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif met newly
appointed Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chairman
Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Hayat here at PM house
Saturday evening, Business92 reported.
The political and military leadership also discussed various internal and external
challenges being faced by the country.
Spokesperson for the Prime Minister House also reported that the premier
congratulated both the fresh appointees and expressed confidence in the two.
Earlier today, Qamar Javed Bajwa was appointed the new COAS by the
Prime Minister out of five names that were under consideration over seniority.
Moreover, a formal announcement was made after Nawaz Sharif returned today from
his two-day visit to Turkmenistan. Chief of the Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif’s
retirement is scheduled on November 29.
The Prime Minister also called on President Mamnoon Hussain at the President
House to take him in confidence over the appointments.
Furthermore, the meeting came in after Nawaz Sharif returned from Turkmenistan concluding
his two-day visit. The premier also briefed President Mamnoon Hussain over his visit.