Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa appointed COAS, Gen Zubair Hayat made CJCSC
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – On the advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, President Mamnoon Hussain has appointed General Qamar Javed Bajwa as the chief of army staff (COAS) and General Zubair Hayat as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.
They will also assume their offices on November 29.
Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa was commissioned in 16 Baloch Regiment on October 24, 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 was presently serving Inspector General Training and Evaluation at GHQ.
On the other hand, Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat was commissioned in Artillery Regiment on October 24, 1980. He is a graduate of Fort Sill Oklohoma, USA, Command and Staff College Camberlay United Kingdom and National Defence Univesity, Islamabad.
He has wide experience of command, staff and instructional appointments. He has commanded an artillery regiment, mechanized division artillery, an infantry Brigade and an Infantry Division.
He has been Adjutant at PMA, Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade, Army and Air adviser at Pakistan embassy in UK.
He has also been Chief of Staff of a strike Corps, Private Secretary to COAS and Director General Staff Studies Directorate at GHQ. He has also held the appointment of Director General Strategic Plan Division (SPD). He has commanded 31 Corps Bahawalpur and was presently Chief of General Staff at GHQ.