Islamabad: General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) held a farewell meeting with Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif at the PM House, Islamabad.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif lauded the services of the Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa for the country, particularly in areas of defence, security and geo-economics.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa thanked PM Sharif on his government’s cooperation in carrying out the national and official responsibilities.
Prime Minister Sharif acknowledged the role of army in eliminating the menace of terrorism from the soil of the country.
“Under the leadership of General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the army demonstrated exemplary services in effectively dealing with various challenges including the country’s exclusion from the FATF (Financial Action Task Force) Grey List, COVID-19 pandemic and the recent flashfloods,” he said, according to the PM’s Office.
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Farewell meeting of out going Chief of Army Staff(COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa with Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif at PM House.
PM appreciated the services of General Bajwa for Pakistan Army, national defense & national interests. pic.twitter.com/wx5ZkpJAkh
Shehbaz Sharif said General Bajwa steered the country through difficult times pertaining to security situation.
Appreciating the role of General Bajwa with regard to the country’s geo-economics, the prime minister stressed that the political leadership needed to demonstrate collective wisdom and sign a charter of economy to ensure economic stability.
“You have the honour of leading the best army of the world,” the prime minister said in his conversation with the outgoing COAS, who will be handing over the baton of command to General Asim Munir tomorrow as the country’s next army chief.
PM appreciated the services of General Bajwa for Pakistan Army, national defense & national interests.
Later, the premier hosted luncheon in honour of outgoing Army Chief.