The army put to rest all speculations on Thursday of yet another extension for the incumbent chief as its official media wing confirmed that General Qamar Javed Bajwa has kicked off farewell visits.
Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Sialkot and Mangla garrisons as part of his farewell visits to various formations, read a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations.
The ISPR said the army chief met officers and men at two garrisons and addressed the troops.
He appreciated for mations for their excellent performance during various operations, training and natural calamities. The COAS advised troops to keep serving the nation with the same zeal and commitment no matter what the circumstances.
Earlier, on arrival in Sialkot, the COAS was received by Lt -Gen Muhammad Aamer and by Lt-Gen Ayman Bilal Safdar at Mangla garrison.