The army has put to rest all speculations of yet another extension for the incumbent chief, as its official media wing confirmed that General Qamar Javed Bajwa has kicked off farewell visits. General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Sialkot and Mangla garrisons as part of his farewell visits to various formations.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif has revealed that Nawaz Sharif had always treated Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa with respect. Sharif said that the Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa had told the political leadership of the country that former prime minister never refused any funds or help needed by Pakistan Army.
Pakistan’s top court has declared that the tenure and other service terms of the post of chief of army staff (COAS) shall be determined through simple legislation (act of parliament). The current status of the COAS is to continue for a period of six months after which a fresh legislation (act of the parliament) shall determine his tenure and other terms of his service.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa flew in an F-16 with Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan in another American fighter jet as both aircraft proceeded to maneuver for a combat action simulation mission at PAF Base Mushaf, Sargodha. After the mission, the COAS interacted with fighter pilots of the squadron and lauded their professionalism.