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Pakistan, Qamar Javed Bajwa: After being appointed by Prime Minister Nawaz sharif on Saturday, General Qamar Javed Bajwa ( born, 2 jan 1959) become the most powerful person in Pakistan. He took over the Pakistan military post from outgoing Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif.
Soon over taking the Pakistan army’s head position he promised to improve the tense situation at the Line of Control soon.
Pakistan army is the sixth-largest army by troops. Qamar ceremony held in the Army Hockey Stadium, close to the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.
The question however comes to one’s mind is does he have the mantle to be in this position.
It is well known that Pakistan’s Army has been playing a active role in the civilian politics and the Pakistan army has been in command of the country for more than 70 years ever since independence. And ever since the independence, the countries first governor General Muhammad Ali Jinnah gave his top most priorities to the army. He dedicated the entire scare resource of Pakistan, just after independence to the army. As there was a escalating tense situation between India and Pakistan ever since independence.
This led the military more control of the military over Pakistan and subsequently it has a lasting effect over Pakistan politics. Internally there were many governments removed in Pakistan by the army general, who removed an elected government in Pakistan and imposed military rule in Pakistan.
The most disastrous effect of the military in Pakistan is the ugly tie between the terrorist and the army. The army has not only supported the terrorist, but has been also accused of giving training and financially supporting the terrorists.
However, the appointment of Bajwa as army chief in Pakistan is being seen by the Pakistani media like dawn as an attempt to shift the power back to the civilian government.
Only time will tell if the new army chief can change the Pakistan’s army support to terrorism and will work on the policies of the government