Gen Bajwa assumes charge as Pakistan’s army chief
General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday formally assumed office. after being appointed as Pakistan’s new army chief and is likely to review the ongoing counterterrorism operations, according to media reports.
General Bajwa, 57, took over the command of the army at a ceremony in Rawalpindi from General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday. He has taken over the command of the army at a time when security situation along the LoC has deteriorated due to the raging Indo-Pak tension, which needs immediate attention and the Pakistani troops are consolidating the gains made during the counterterrorism operations in restive areas.
Apart from external security situation, he faces a huge challenge of taking military operation against militants to logical conclusion.
“He would, therefore, be defining the direction of the new phase, which may be distinctly different from the previous stage that saw kinetic operations,” the Dawn reported.