Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday appointed Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa as the 16th chief of Army staff of Pakistan armed forces.
Incumbent Army chief, General Raheel Sharif will hand over command to General Bajwa on November 29.
Lt General Bajwa has served as the Inspector General of Evaluation and Training at the General Headquarters (GHQ). He has also lead the Pakistan army's biggest formation, 10 Corps.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant General Zubair Mahmood Hayat has been appointed Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.
Lt. General Hayat is graduated from Command and Staff College Camberley, United Kingdom, and National Defence University, Islamabad. He has served on key posts throughout his career.
A government notification announcing the appointment is expected soon.