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Nadeem anjum

Faiz hameed would destroy army

Gen Nadeem anjum would be serving as DG ISI, he just got appointed.

Why do you think Gen Faiz Hameed would destroy the army? He might be the contender on merit since he has the most involvement in Afghanistan, that is where the focus will be for next couple of years. We need to consolidate our gains and my priority would be someone who has the most experience on our western border.

Anyways all of them are deserving candidates.

Gen Asif Ghafoor took care of the anti-Pakistan leftist brigade the most and him becoming will be a nightmare for the woke. To me half of the war is on ground and half in narrative. I dearly miss the likes of him as DGISPR, since him gone we have reached a point where soldiers who have lost their lives in the line of duty when called martyrs are raising severe pains in few circles not to mention the glorifying of terrorists that kill our civilians and army. This is where we have lost ground the most.

Anyways none of us are qualified enough to pass the judgement, just some political bias and bullshit is all I see in the comments.

It all depends on army itself who they think should hold the post.
Army is an institute not a monarchy. We should see it that way.
 
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Lt. Gen Faiz Hameed

At the moment, he is the Commander of the XI Corps in Peshawar. He served as the 24th Director-General of the Intelligence Agency ISI. He was commissioned in the Baloch Regiment. Previously, Faiz served as Adjutant General in Rawalpindi’s General Headquarters (GHQ). Also, in his military career, he was the chief of the ISI’s counter-intelligence wing.

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He was also the Chief of Staff to then-Corps Commander Rawalpindi, General Bajwa, who is currently the COAS. Only three XI Corp Commanders have ever been promoted to four-star general rank: General Sawar Khan, General Mirza Aslam Baig, and General Ahsan-ul-Haq. Gen. Faiz as DG ISI remained in limelight.

He also visited Kabul soon after the Afghan Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan. Many circles are talking about the positioning of Gen. Faiz as possible next COAS. However, only the exact time will decide the future command of the Pakistan Army.
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i hope Gen Sahir becomes chief we should respect the seniority list this time in my opinion.
 
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Who will be Pakistan’s next Army Chief and Joint Chief of the military​


January 27, 2022

General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Pakistan’s Army head, and Joint Chief General Nadeem Raza is set to retire in November. Imran Khan’s PTI-led government will have to choose the next Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC). While the Pandits have begun discussing the future of the country’s most powerful seat after Prime Minister Khan stated that he has not yet decided on any extension for General Bajwa.
The possible looking at the existing Corp Commanders can help us see some of the seniors and prospective contenders for the positions of COAS and CJCSC.


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Lt Gen. Sehr Shamshad Mirza

After the Army Chief and Joint Chiefs of Staff, he is the most senior lieutenant General. He is an officer of the Pakistan Army’s Sindh Regiment. So far, General Mirza has had a distinguished career. Lt. Gen. Sahir Shamshad Mirza is now serving as the X Corps’ Commander in Rawalpindi.

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He was previously the Chief of General Staff at the Pakistan Army’s General Headquarters. Prior to his CGS assignment, he served as Adjutant General. Vice Chief of General Staff (A), Director General Military Operations, and General Officer Commanding at Dera Ismail Khan were among his previous positions. He led the 40th Infantry Division throughout his time at Military Operations.

Lt. Gen Azhar Abbas

General Abbas is the army’s 35th Chief of General Staff. After the army chief, the CGS is regarded as the most powerful position inside the army. The Directorates of Military Operations and Military Intelligence are responsible for operational and intelligence affairs at General Headquarters under the command of the CGS.

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Abbas was commissioned into the Baloch Regiment’s 41st Battalion. He formerly held the positions of Commandant School of Infantry and Tactics in Quetta, Division Commander in Murre, Brigade Commander in the Operations Directorate, and Personal Secretary to General Raheel Sharif, the former Chief of Army Staff. Interestingly, five CGS have been named CJCSC thus far.

Lt. Gen Nouman Mahmood Raja

He is President of the National Defence University in Islamabad. He was previously the Corp Commander of Peshawar. In On 1987, General Raja was commissioned into an Infantry Battalion. He attended the Command and Staff College in Quetta, Egypt, as well as the Command and Staff College in Cairo and the National Defence University in Islamabad.

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Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade, Commanding Officer of an Infantry Regiment, Brigade Commander of two Infantry Brigades, Chief of Staff of a Corps, General Officer Commanding of an Infantry Division, Director General (Analysis), Directorate General ISI, Inspector General Communication & Information Technology Branch General Headquarters Rawalpindi, and Corps Commander of a Corps are among his various Command, Staff, and Instructional assignments.

Lt. Gen Faiz Hameed

At the moment, he is the Commander of the XI Corps in Peshawar. He served as the 24th Director-General of the Intelligence Agency ISI. He was commissioned in the Baloch Regiment. Previously, Faiz served as Adjutant General in Rawalpindi’s General Headquarters (GHQ). Also, in his military career, he was the chief of the ISI’s counter-intelligence wing.

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He was also the Chief of Staff to then-Corps Commander Rawalpindi, General Bajwa, who is currently the COAS. Only three XI Corp Commanders have ever been promoted to four-star general rank: General Sawar Khan, General Mirza Aslam Baig, and General Ahsan-ul-Haq. Gen. Faiz as DG ISI remained in limelight.

He also visited Kabul soon after the Afghan Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan. Many circles are talking about the positioning of Gen. Faiz as possible next COAS. However, only the exact time will decide the future command of the Pakistan Army.

Lt. Gen Muhammad Amir

He is currently serving as Corp Commander of the Gujranwala Corps. Before this, he served as Advocate General. As a Major General, Amir served as GOC 10 Infantry Division, Lahore.

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He also served as DG Staff at COAS Secretariat.

Lt. Gen Muhammad Chiragh Haider

He is currently serving as Corps Commander Multan, Prior to being Corp Commander Multan, Haider was serving as DG Joint Staff Headquarters.

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Previously, he also undertook responsibilities as DG Military training and GOC Infantry Division Jhelum.

Lt. Gen Nadeem Anjum
He is serving as the Director-General of Inter-Services Intelligence (DG ISI). He was commissioned in the 28th Punjab Regiment of infantry.


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He has also served as Inspector-General of the Frontier Corps, Brigadier Commander Waziristan, and Kurram Agency. Anjum also served as Corp Commander of V Corps at Karachi.

The Army contenders for the future COAS are promoted by name through the outgoing Chief of Army Staff, from whom the Prime Minister selects the new COAS and CJCSC, according to protocol. Now it’s up to Prime Minister Imran Khan to decide whether to stick to the seniority list or choose any senior official from the list who meets his criteria.
Why not just appoint the senior most general..... Would be good for the army.
 

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Thatis what probably will happen. Faiz hameed will stab IK too and once again prove that IK is a moron. Hameed is fond of pomp and show and politics, all bad for army. Gen nauman i think is best because he has a very diverse experience and is someone that works silently and behind the curtains without noise. He is also a researcher and intellectual person,fond of studying and reading. He seems to be a very wise person.
Imran Khan won you world cup, made you hospital which most experts said is impossible. He became Prime Minister. Those who have no achievement in life and had supported MAFIAS like PML N and PPP have audacity to question Khan. You led MAFIAS destroy this entire country for past 70 years but want to question Khan. What a pathetic joke.

As for next Army Chief it should be the senior most guy. Lt General Shamshad Mirza if he is the most senior guy he should be COAS. Also he is fully capable officer.
 

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Imran Khan won you world cup, made you hospital which most experts said is impossible. He became Prime Minister. Those who have no achievement in life and had supported MAFIAS like PML N and PPP have audacity to question Khan. You led MAFIAS destroy this entire country for past 70 years but want to question Khan. What a pathetic joke.

As for next Army Chief it should be the senior most guy. Lt General Shamshad Mirza if he is the most senior guy he should be COAS. Also he is fully capable officer.

Hazrat imran khan did not win the WC alone, it was a team effort. Winning WC does not mean we owe him anything. We also gave him immense respect and fame for WC and hospital and made him PM and what he gave us in return??? Buzdar, who is dumber than a stick., Mehmud khan, who has openned a job selling shop, each and every corrupt bureaucrat is promoted. Unelected, imported shady characters like moeed yusuf, zulfi bukhari, azam khan, shehbaz gill lolz. He came on promise of endimg corruption and ended up being more corrupt than PMLN and PPP. You talk abt mafia, so why doeant he end them? All the mafias are still active and infact he is supporting them. We have been facing PMLN and PPP crooks, that doesnt mean we dont question imran khan and let him destroy the country. He has taken unbelievable U-turns and have made life of ppl worse. You will see in next election how ppl will put him back in the gutter.
About COAS, that was my PoV, u can have urs, i dnt need to agree with u, neither do u need to agree with me.
 

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Hazrat imran khan did not win the WC alone, it was a team effort. Winning WC does not mean we owe him anything. We also gave him immense respect and fame for WC and hospital and made him PM and what he gave us in return??? Buzdar, who is dumber than a stick., Mehmud khan, who has openned a job selling shop, each and every corrupt bureaucrat is promoted. Unelected, imported shady characters like moeed yusuf, zulfi bukhari, azam khan, shehbaz gill lolz. He came on promise of endimg corruption and ended up being more corrupt than PMLN and PPP. You talk abt mafia, so why doeant he end them? All the mafias are still active and infact he is supporting them. We have been facing PMLN and PPP crooks, that doesnt mean we dont question imran khan and let him destroy the country. He has taken unbelievable U-turns and have made life of ppl worse. You will see in next election how ppl will put him back in the gutter.
About COAS, that was my PoV, u can have urs, i dnt need to agree with u, neither do u need to agree with me.
MAFIAS don't get ended in a day. Specially when you want to do it through system. Where they end in a day is when brutal take over like a civil war takes place. You let MAFIA rule for past 70 years and have the audacity to expect Khan to turn Pakistan into a heaven in 3 years that too with pandemic shows the level of maturity you have. From your Police to Judiciary everything is full of MAFIAS who have established their roots over past 70 years when you were either voting those MAFIAS or sleeping. So please stop questioning Khan. Yes you owe to MAFIAS like PML N and PPP and others. Secondly Usman Buzdar may not be perfect but he has done way better job then your beloved showbaaz Shabaz Shareef. 20 Universities are being build. Dozens of Hospitals are being build and those which already exist are being improved. The sehat card alone is huge thing. Plus the way Government handled pandemic. Your type only proves you acutally deserve butcher like Altaf who not only is corrupt but also is one big butcher. No he hasn't become a MAFIA but you have been so loyal to MAFIAS that you can't even see the difference.

Now as for COAS it should always be the senior most guy. Who ever is the senior most guy if not from engineering branch or doctor. I mean who ever is senior in the list should be made COAS.
 

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MAFIAS don't get ended in a day. Specially when you want to do it through system. Where they end in a day is when brutal take over like a civil war takes place. You let MAFIA rule for past 70 years and have the audacity to expect Khan to turn Pakistan into a heaven in 3 years that too with pandemic shows the level of maturity you have. From your Police to Judiciary everything is full of MAFIAS who have established their roots over past 70 years when you were either voting those MAFIAS or sleeping. So please stop questioning Khan. Yes you owe to MAFIAS like PML N and PPP and others. Secondly Usman Buzdar may not be perfect but he has done way better job then your beloved showbaaz Shabaz Shareef. 20 Universities are being build. Dozens of Hospitals are being build and those which already exist are being improved. The sehat card alone is huge thing. Plus the way Government handled pandemic. Your type only proves you acutally deserve butcher like Altaf who not only is corrupt but also is one big butcher. No he hasn't become a MAFIA but you have been so loyal to MAFIAS that you can't even see the difference.

Now as for COAS it should always be the senior most guy. Who ever is the senior most guy if not from engineering branch or doctor. I mean who ever is senior in the list should be made COAS.

Lolz dont question khan? Shows u are just PTI version of patwari and jiyala. Blind following is where ppl like u live, be it politics or religion but ppl like me are not blind followers. How the hell is buzdar doing better? How is mehmud khan doing better? U talk just like that gadra idiot imran khan and have no substance, where is the proof?? Should there be not an inch improvement in 3 years?? Do u want to be fooled for 10 heara n then realize that IK was also same?? U r devoid of ground realities, so u can enjoy tabdeeli n keep living in dreams.
I know u, u r thick, because i told u that was my point of view n u can have urs but u seem to impose ur point of view claiming ur view is superior, but let me tell u that is the most stupid point of view. Just because someone maybe 5 days senior doesnt make him better than the one 5 days junior. It is the reason the top 5 to 7 are considered and not only the senior most.
 

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Legacy of Pakistan’s Army Chief General Qamar Bajwa​


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February 8, 2022


General Qamar Javed Bajwa

In November 2016 General Qamar Javed Bajwa NI(M) HI(M) was sworn in as the 10th Chief of the Army Staff of the Pakistan Army. He was expected to relinquish the post in November 2019. However, the government extended the tenure by three years citing the regional security situation at that time. Currently, Gen. Bajwa is expected to serve in the position until November 2022.

In 1980, he was commissioned into the Baloch Regiment’s 16th Battalion. He served as a General Service Officer to previous X Corps commanders, then as a brigadier, and subsequently a major general in the same sector. Before serving as GOC, X Corps, Rawalpindi from August 2013 to September 2015, he was Force Commander Northern Areas.

The X Corp is one of the most powerful and prominent corp, responsible for the region along the Line of Control. General Qamar Bajwa as a Brigadier also served in the United Nations mission in Congo (MONUSCO). He was also the commandant of Quetta’s School of Infantry and Tactics.

When General Qamar Bajwa took over the command, military leadership was confronted with a plethora of issues. The precarious situation along the Line of Control with India, Afghanistan’s instability and conflict, and the separatist challenge in Balochistan are only a few to consider.

Looking back at his 6 years tenure as COAS, some of the achievements of General Bajwa are commendable.

Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad

In view of escalating resurgent attacks in Pakistan, General Qamar Bajwa ordered the beginning of Operation “Radd-ul-Fasaad” (RuF) as soon as he assumed command of the Pakistan Army. The operation’s name translates to “eradication of strife/discord.”

According to ISPR, the aim was to eliminate the lingering threat of terrorism. The purpose shifted attention away from large-scale military operations and toward intelligence-based operations to consolidate and optimize gains earned in previous military actions since 2002.

RuF was a follow-up to the government’s National Action Plan (NAP), a 20-point strategy to combat extremism and terrorism threats. On February 22, 2021, after four years of IOBS, Op RuF came to an end.

Over 375,000 IBOs were completed in four years, according to the DGISPR. Over 64,000 guns and 5.1 million rounds of ammunition were recovered during 34,000 raids in Punjab, 150,000 in Sindh, over 80,000 in Balochistan, and more than 72,000 in KP. 78 terrorist organisations, on the other hand, were singled out and their assets were frozen. The operation improved the security situation and provided stability to the country.

Pak-Afghan Border Fence

The fence of the porous Pak-Afghan border is another notable success under Operation RuF. To strengthen the security situation along the international border, work on fencing the Pakistan-Afghanistan border began in 2017. Around 2,600 kilometers of the border had been walled, according to authorities, with the remaining 21 kilometers to be completed this year.
Two sets of chain-link fences are separated by a 2-meter (6-foot) area filled with concertina wire coils, forming the border barrier. Surveillance cameras and infrared detectors are installed in the double-fence, which is 3.6 meters high (11 feet) on the Pakistani side and 4 meters high (13 feet) on the Afghan side. In addition,
approximately 1,000 forts are being built along the border to improve security. After the project’s completion, which is projected to cost more than $500 million, cross-border transit will be limited to 16 formally designated crossing points.

Bajwa Doctrine


The Royal United Services Institute came up with the term “Bajwa Doctrine” after General Bajwa’s remarks at the 54th Munich Security Conference in 2018, outlining his vision for Pakistan.

Asif Ghafoor, the then-DG ISPR, affirmed the “Bajwa Doctrine.” It serves as a blueprint for restoring peace and security in Pakistan and the region. It provides a roadmap for tackling the country’s complex and entrenched governance and economic concerns. According to veteran writer Suhail Warraich, the doctrine shifts Pakistan “After 70 years of extreme chauvinism into the doctrine of realism while focusing on the peaceful coexistence with the neighboring countries.”

Suhail Warraich’s article in News International brings out the whole content and context of doctrine. According to this, the doctrine supports the country’s democratic future, as well as capable institutions and a strong constitution.

Under this approach, the COAS, together with the political leadership, firmly backed the Afghan peace process and assisted the US in withdrawing its troops. It also expects equal collaboration with the United States on equal footing while refusing to be hired gun for wars. Whereas the concept effectively strove to follow peaceful existence with neighbors along the Western and Eastern borders. This concept fulfilled the need to revive the strong bond between Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.

Similarly, despite a focus on peaceful coexistence, the doctrine is not weak when it comes to defending the country. It also declares that if provoked or threatened, the country would defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity with all of its military strength.

It envisages Pakistan’s transition from geopolitics to geoeconomics, with a focus on long-term regional and internal stability, peaceful coexistence with neighbors, regional connectivity and commerce, and long-term growth through international and domestic investment.

The doctrine has successfully navigated through troubled waters. The current government’s approach to improving economic health, increasing law and order in the country, securing the borders, helping Afghanistan in humanitarian crisis are few to be counted as the merit of the doctrine.

Tension with India

The doctrine, on the other hand, envisions peaceful relations with neighbors. It also advises against adversarial misadventures. The situation of relations with India has been shaky, and relations with the present Modi government in India have taken a nosedive. The tensions along the LOC, as well as India’s repeal of Article 370, have taken a toll on both nations’ ties. Both nuclear-armed powers came dangerously close to war in February 2019, when Indian fighter jets flew into Pakistani airspace in retaliation for claimed Pakistani complicity in the Pulwama attack on Indian soldiers in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Pakistan, on the other hand, dismissed India’s claim, dismissing the attack as a political stunt by Modi’s government to boost domestic support ahead of elections. Pakistan’s retaliation for Indian intrusion into its airspace was swift and ruthless, culminating in the downing of an Indian fighter plane and the arrest of Indian pilot Abhi Nandan.

However, the return of the pilot by Pakistan as a peace gesture was met by India with another controversial act by revoking the autonomy of the disputed Kashmir valley in August 2019. Since then both states have had minimal diplomatic relations with each other. Pakistan has called again and again for peace with the condition of fully restoring the Indian-held Kashmir’s autonomy. Meanwhile, there is news in certain circles that Pakistan and India are holding talks discreetly to improve their relations.

The relations with India have been a challenge for every sitting Army Chief. While General Qamar Bajwa has tried to restore some kind of relations, to his dismay it has remained a dream.

CPEC Security and relations with China

Pakistan’s ties with China have become stronger over time. With the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), both nations have shifted away from military cooperation toward economic cooperation. Pakistan and China signed a $50 billion partnership that includes infrastructure development, energy cooperation, and the construction of the Gwadar port, among other things. So far, the project has weathered every storm.
Whereas, the current government’s emphasis on building economic zones and promoting international and local investments has ushered it into the second phase. In this respect, the COAS engaged the country’s business community, helping civilian leadership, explore hidden opportunities and resolve challenges impeding economic progress.
Similarly, Gen Qamar Bajwa has repeatedly reiterated his support for CPEC while also his resolve to guarantee the safety of Chinese engineers working on various projects. CPEC has continued to help the country despite the obstacles and increased threats from Baloch separatists supported by hostile agencies.

Efforts have been made to address Baloch separatists’ issue by focusing on development in Balochistan as well as attempts to integrate separatists into the national circle. The initiatives, however, have yielded mixed outcomes. Some chose to join the national circle while others upped their attacks on government and security installations. Notwithstanding hurdles, the leadership is committed to achieving the full potential of CPEC projects.

Crisis in Afghanistan


The presence of US forces in Afghanistan battling the Taliban was perhaps one of the most challenging situations. Pakistan’s actions, particularly its military backing, pushed the US and the Taliban to the negotiating table. It aided the United States in withdrawing its soldiers from Afghanistan. However, it is important to note recent developments across the country’s western border with Afghanistan.
The security situation deteriorated after the Taliban reached an agreement with the US to pull out its troops from Afghanistan after a disastrous 20-year war. The United States’ departure from Afghanistan and the Taliban’s quick seizure of Kabul wreaked havoc on the country, driving refugees back into Pakistan. The military leadership’s earlier efforts proved instrumental in keeping the situation under control.
Border fence aided troops in maintaining complete control of the country’s western border. It also kept undocumented refugees out, ensuring the country’s internal security. Pakistan has stood with Afghanistan in trying situations and has urged the international community to assist the Afghan people in their current humanitarian disaster. For Pakistan, to adequately address the remaining vulnerabilities on the Western border, patience and strong leadership are required. General Bajwa has provided such leadership in this regard and any future Army Chief will surely provide the right kind of leadership.

Civil-Military Leadership

In Pakistan, the most difficult challenge is to maintain a positive civil-military partnership. The Army, being a powerful institution, has always had a say in the country’s security and foreign policies, particularly with India and Afghanistan. However, there was minimal strife under General Qamar Bajwa’s leadership.
General Qamar Bajwa, a fervent admirer of democracy, backed the elected government to a greater extent. The present administration, led by Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has long valued a harmonious military-civilian partnership. The military career of COAS, who is set to retire in November 2022, has been extended by the government since 2019.

The civil-military leadership synergy also aided the civilian administration in taking daring actions such as the Kartarpur Corridor near the Indian border to facilitate the Sikh pilgrimages visiting the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, one of the holiest places in Sikhism. It has also remained steadfast to support economic policy, which has a high political cost for the government.
Although the opposition, particularly the PML-N, has criticized the COAS and blamed him for the ousting of previous Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the Army has categorically denied this assertion.


General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s entire career has progressed significantly. Since the present COAS is leaving office in November, discussions have emerged to anticipate the future successor. The next COAS has yet to be confirmed, even though many people believe their predictions. Irrespective of who assumes charge of the Army, the problems that General Bajwa has faced will remain, necessitating strong leadership from all levels of power.
 

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