Published On: Wed, Nov 30th, 2022
Published in Category: Rawalpindi

I am handing the army to an able officer: Outgoing army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa

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RAWALPINDI: In his farewell address, Outgoing Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa felicitated Asim Munir's elevation to the seat of Army Chief, expressing the confidence that his promotion will prove to be highly positive both for the country and Pakistan Army.

“I have full faith that under his leadership army will reach new heights and his appointment will prove to be a positive for the country,” said Gen Bajwa. He added that he was happy to know that he was retiring by handing the army to an able officer like Gen Munir.

Gen Bajwa said that his journey in the army started 44 years ago and has ended today.

"I am thankful to Allah that he not only gave me an opportunity to work in the courageous and great army but also honoured me to command this army," he said.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa said General Asim Munir is Hafiz-e-Quran, a professional and capable officer and a man of principal. He was confident that under the leadership of Asim Munir, Pakistan Army will achieve more successes and further serve and defend the country.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa said he is honored to have served this great Army. He said during his six year tenure as the Army Chief, Pakistan Army tackled challenges be it the situation on the line of control, terrorism or the natural calamities.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa said he is proud of Pakistan Army that despite limited resources it is fulfilling the responsibility of defending each nook and corner of the country.

He said Pakistan today is abode of peace because of our sacrifices which are also acknowledged both by our foe and friends.