Pakistan: Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa named new army chief

Pakistan: Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa named new army chief
 

Pakistan has named Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa as the country's new army chief.
Canadian-trained and an officer for 35 years, he will take over one of the most powerful roles in the country on Tuesday.
He will succeed the popular Gen Raheel Sharif, who is retiring after a three-year stint during which he is credited with improving security.
Gen Bajwa has commanded the elite X Corps, responsible for the area along the ceasefire line in disputed Kashmir.
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26 November 2016 in World News, Views: 54
Source: BBC
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