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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif names powerful new army chief - The Independent

Pakistan has announced Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa as the new head of the country's army, ending weeks of speculation. A spokesman for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the 62-year-old would take over from the outgoing chief, Raheel Sharif, ...and more »

Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif names new chief of army staff - The Guardian

Qamar Javed Bajwa expected to be more amenable to Sharif than predecessor and take a tougher line against militant groups. Jon Boone in Islamabad. Sat 26 Nov 2016 09.46 EST Last modified on Sat 26 Nov 2016 10.01 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on ...and more »

Pakistan's new army chief takes command -

The new head of Pakistan's military took command of the country's armed forces on Tuesday amid rising tensions with India over disputed Kashmir and as ties with Afghanistan remain rocky. General Qamar Javed Bajwa was installed at a ceremony in the ...and more »

Pakistan gets new COAS: General Qamar Javed Bajwa -

General Raheel Sharif is due to step down next week as Pakistan's COAS, or chief of army staff, when his three-year term expires on November 29. In his place, Lieutenant-General Qamar Javed Bajwa has been appointed in a relatively uneventful transition ...and more »

Pakistan's New Army Chief Could Help Repair Ties With India - The Diplomat

Yesterday, the prime minister confirmed the appointment of Lt. General Qamar Javed Bajwa as Pakistan's new chief of army staff (COAS). Bajwa, who is now being promoted to the rank of four-star general, will replace General Raheel Sharif following his ...and more »

Meet Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Pakistan's Next Chief of Army Staff - The Diplomat

On Saturday, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif finalized his choice for the next person to lead the country's armed forces. Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa was appointed to the role of chief of army staff, where he will succeed General Raheel ...and more »

Raheel Sharif: The army chief who ruled without a coup - BBC News

Days before he hangs up his spurs and retires on 29 November, Pakistan's army chief General Raheel Sharif stands at the height of his popularity. His massive portraits adorn the backs of lorries, posters depict him as saviour of the nation and he ...and more »

General Bajwa: Pakistan's new most influential man has two big tasks - BBC News

The appointment of Pakistan's new army chief, announced on Saturday night by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, had been awaited with extraordinary interest and nervousness by politicians and the public alike. The army is the most powerful institution in the ...and more »

Nawaz Sharif Names General Qamar Javed Bajwa as New Pakistan Army Chief - The Wire

General Bajwa will likely take charge of the world's sixth-largest army by troop numbers in a formal handover on Tuesday. Nawaz Sharif Names General Qamar Javed Bajwa as New Pakistan Army Chief. General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Credit: Twitter.and more »

Pakistan's new army chief Qamar Bajwa to lead a 'state within a state' - Deutsche Welle

"President Mamnoon Hussain, on the advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, promoted Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa to the rank of full general and appointed him as the chief of the army staff," a prime minister's office spokesman told the Agence ...and more »