COAS Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa visits Engineers Centre Risalpur

19 Sep, 2017 6:51 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Engineers Centre Risalpur on Tuesday.

The COAS installed Lt Gen Javed Mahmood Bukhari as Colonel Commandant of Corps of Engineers and pinned the badges of rank at the ceremony.

Lt Gen Javed Mahmood Bukhari has the honor to be the sword of honor of his PMA Course awarded to the best cadet and has extraordinary record of service and contributions to the service. He also served as Brigade Commander as well as GOC Swat. A large number of serving and retired officers attended the ceremony.

Talking to the audience, COAS praised contributions of Engineers Corps towards nation building, natural calamities and operations. He said Engineers Corps of Pakistan Army has much to take pride in their contributions towards defence and development of the motherland.

Meanwhile, COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Abbottabad and witnessed the final of 5th COAS Young Soldiers Inter Central PACES (Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System) Championship at Baloch Regimental Centre Abbottabad. He also awarded prizes to the winners.

A total of 532 contestants from 23 Regimental Centres participated in the event.


The Engineer Center team won the 5th Army PACES Championship, while Baloch Centre team won the 2nd position in the competition. Sapper Sanat Ullah won the overall best player award of the competition by securing 2798 marks and Sepoy Muhammad Adil secured overall 2nd Position by securing 2785 marks.

In individual matches, Sepoy Muhammad Rizwan Abbas secured the first position in 3.2km run by covering distance in 10.7 minutes. Sepoy Muhammad Yaqoob did 102 pull ups to clinch 1st position in pull ups match. Sapper Majid Ali secured first position in sit up match by doing 1131 sit ups. Sepoy Muhammad Adil did 1457 push-ups to secure first position and Recruit Muhammad Asees Iqbal won first position by completing combat efficiency test in 49.22 seconds and breaking the previous international Chinese record of 50.07 seconds.

Speaking on the occasion, COAS appreciated participants of the competition and trainers for achieving very high standards of physical fitness and professionalism. The COAS said that Pakistan Army is the most battle hardened army in the world and it is primarily due to highest standard of physical fitness, professionalism and motivation of the officers and men who face the challenges dauntlessly.

Earlier on arrival in Abbottabad, COAS was received by Inspector General Training and Evaluation (IGT&E) Lieutenant General Hidayat Ur Rehman and Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza, Commander 10 Corps.




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