US Welcomes COAS News
ISLAMABAD: United States has welcomed appointments of Qamar Javed Bajwa
as new Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and Zubair Hayat as new Chairman of
Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC).
“We look forward to continuing our work with Pakistan’s elected leaders,
with Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and with the Pakistani military
to advance our shared counterinsurgency and counter terrorism goals for Pakistan
and the region,” American Ambassador David Hale said in a statement issued by
US Embassy in Islamabad.
Hale also congratulated outgoing COAS General Raheel Sharif and his family upon
the conclusion of his three-year appointment.
“General Raheel has been a respected partner throughout his tenure as Army Chief.
We appreciate his leadership in combating terrorism in Pakistan and across the
region, and his support for Pakistani civilian governance and institutions,” the US ambassador also said.
“He (General Raheel) has demonstrated an impressive commitment to the
peace, security and well-being of the Pakistani people,” he also added.
Hales also recognized the dedicated service of outgoing CJCSC General Rashad Mahmood
and congratulated the new CJCSC Zubair Hayat.