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Nawaz Sharif names General Bajwa as Pakistan’s new army chief

Prime minister Sharif with General Bajwa

By: Eastern Eye Staff

PAKISTAN’S prime minister today picked Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa to replace outgoing army chief Raheel Sharif, the popular military leader credited with improving security and driving back militant groups. The army chief is arguably the most influential person in Pakistan, with the military having ruled the country for about half of its 69-year history since independence from Britain and enjoying extensive powers even under civilian administrations. General Bajwa will likely take charge of the world’s sixth-largest army by troop numbers in a formal handover on Tuesday (November 29), when General Sharif, who is no relation to prime minister Nawaz…

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