RAWALPINDI: Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa was appointed as new Chief of Army Staff. According to details, Lt. General Qamar Javed Bajwa is currently working as Inspector General of the Training and Evaluation.
Since Gen. Bajwa has been posted in Ten Corps thrice, he has good experience of handling affairs in Kashmir. He belongs to the infantry's Baloch Regiment is from the 62nd MPA Long Course. According to media reports, Qamar Javed Bajwa will take the place of Gen Raheel Sharif who is set to retire on November 29. Meanwhile, General Zubair Mahmood Hayat has been appointed as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJSC).
Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa is the current Inspector General Training and Development GHQ. General Raheel Sharif, before becoming the COAS, served on this post. Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa was commissioned in 16 Baloch Regiment on 24 October 1980. He is graduate of Canadian Forces Command and Staff College, (Toronto) Canada, Naval Post Graduate University, Monteray( California) USA, National Defence Univesity, Islamabd.
He 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. He has commanded 16 Baloch Regiment, an Infantry Brigade and has commanded 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.
On the other hand Lieutenant General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, graduated from Command and Staff College Camberley, United Kingdom, and National Defence University, Islamabad. The general served on key posts throughout his career.
As a major general, Hayat served as General Officer Commanding (GOC) Sialkot and led Staff Duties Directorate. He was elevated to lieutenant general in January 2013 and was instated as corps commander Bahawalpur.
He was later appointed as the director general (DG) of the Strategic Plans Division in December 2013. Hayat hails from a military family. His father retired from Pakistan Army as a major general. One of Gen. Zubair's brother, Lt. Gen. Umar Hayat, is serving as chairman of Pakistan Ordinance Factory Wah Cantt.