COAS change of commend today
Pays farewell calls on President, Prime Minister
Rawalpindi—At an impressive command of change ceremony to be held here on Tuesday, General Raheel Sharif will hand over traditional command stick to the newly appointed Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. With this the most illus-trious career of Raheel Sharif which will always be remembered by the na-tion- will come to an end and the command of Pakistan Army will be as-sumed by General Bajwa.
There are great expecta-tions the new COAS will take forward the legacy of General Raheel Sharif who not only took some very decisive decisions in war on terror that helped bring peace and stability to a great deal in tribal ar-eas, Karachi and Ba-lochistan but also gave a befitting response to India in the language that it un-derstands.
Federal ministers, for-mer services chiefs, sen-ior army officers, and some other dignitaries will attend the ceremony.
The newly-appointed Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat and the outgoing CJCSC General Rashad Mahmood will also participate in the ceremony.
The outgoing Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif spent Tuesday while paying farewell vis-its to the prime minister, the president and the ISI headquarters.
The Prime Minister and the President once again applauded the invaluable services of Raheel Sharif for the defence and secu-rity of the country.
During visit to the ISI, Raheel Sharif paid rich tributes to the sacrifices and successes of officers and men of ISI in fighting terrorism and strengthen-ing defence of the moth-erland.
Gen Raheel also chaired a farewell Corps Com-manders Conference at GHQ on Monday. The conference was at-tended by General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Corps Commanders and Princi-pal Staff Officers
During the meeting, the Corps Commanders paid rich tributes to General Raheel Sharif for his leadership and profes-sional acumen and lauded his services for the coun-try.General Raheel con-gratulated the Chief of Army Staff designate for his elevation to the rank of General and appoint-ment as COAS.
General Raheel Sharif said it was a matter of great pride for him to have commanded the most battle hardened Army in the world for three years. He appreciated the corps commanders for their co-operation during his tenure and said the successes achieved during his tenure would not have been possible without contribution by everyone of them.
The outgoing COAS Gen Raheel also paid farewell visits to President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Monday. PM Nawaz and President Mamnoon lauded Gen Raheel’s valuable services as army chief and wished him the best for his post-retirement life.