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Chief of Army Staff (COAS)

General Qamar Javed Bajwa, NI (M), HI (M)

General Qamar Javed Bajwa, NI(M), HI(M) the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Pakistan Army since 29 November 2016.
General was commissioned in 1980 in the 16th Battalion of the Baloch Regiment (second generation in Pakistan Army). General is graduate of Canadian Forces Command and Staff College, Toronto, Naval Post Graduate University, Monterey (California) USA and National Defense University, Islamabad. Remained instructor at School of Infantry and Tactics Quetta, Command and Staff College Quetta and National Defense University Islamabad. Important staff appointments include, Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade, Chief of Staff of a Corps. General has extensive command experience which include command of his parent unit, an Infantry Brigade, an Infantry Division and a Corps. At UN Peace Keeping Mission, he commanded a Pakistani Contingent at Congo. General also served as the Inspector General Training and Evaluation at General Headquarter Rawalpindi. He has been honored with the Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military) during August 2011 and December 2016 respectively.
In line with National Action Plan, numerous counter terrorism operations including Radd-ul-Fassad and Khyber-4 have been launched under his able command to uproot terrorism. These operations have been very successful and terrorist incidents have drastically reduced in recent years. General is known as good sportsman who loves to play cricket and promotes sports activities.

List of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of Pakistan since independence

S/NoNameIn OfficeTotal DurationPicture
1Tikka Khan3 March 1972 - 1st March 1976 3 years, 364 daysTikka-Khan
2Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq1 March 1976 -17 August 198812 years, 169 daysZia-ul-Haq
3Mirza Aslam Baig17 August 1988-16 August 19912 years, 364 daysMirza-Aslam-Baig
4Asif Nawaz Janjua16 August 1991-8 January 19931 year, 145 daysAsif-Nawaz.jpg
5Abdul Waheed Kakar11 January 1993-12 January 19963 years, 1 dayAbdul-Waheed-Kakar
6Jehangir Karamat12 January 1996-6 October 19982 years, 267 daysJahangir-Karamat
7 Pervez Musharraf 6 October 1998-28 November 20079 years, 53 DaysPervez Musharraf
8Ashfaq Pervez Kayani29 November 2007-29 November 20136 years, 0 daysAshfaq-Pervez-Kayani
9Raheel Shareef 29 November 2013- 29 November 20163 years, 0 daysRaheel-Shareef
10Qamar Javed Bajwa29 November 2016-4 years (till date)Qamar-Javed-Bajwa

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