Lt. Gen. Bajwa appointed as new COAS

ISLAMABAD: Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa has been appointed as Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) on Saturday.
Reportedly, Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif has chosen Lt General Bajwa out of the five names that were under consideration to lead the military as General Raheel Sharif has retired after a three-year tenure.
Defence Minister, Khawaja Asif said on Friday that the premier was not deliberating upon four but five names as Lt General Ikramul Haq of Gujranwala Cantonment was also among the list.
Meanwhile, Lt General Zubair Mehmood Hayat has been appointed as the Chairman of Joint Staff Committee.