The change of command rite of the Pakistan Army passed off at the General Headquarters (GHQ), Rawalpindi, on Tuesday wherein outgoing navy leader General Qamar Javed Bajwa formally handed the baton to General Asim Munir as the 17th chief of the navy workforce (COAS) of Pakistan.

The ceremony became attended with the aid of federal cabinet contributors, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Sahir Shamshad Mirza, Air Chief Zaheer Ahmad Babar Sidhu, and different excessive-rating civil and army officials in addition to foreign delegates.In his farewell address, General Bajwa felicitated Asim Munir’s elevation to the seat of navy chief and expressed self assurance that his promotion will prove to be highly effective each for the united states of america and Pakistan Army.

He maintained that General Munir is a professional and capable officer and a man of principle. General Bajwa stated he’s assured that under the management of Asim Munir, the navy will achieve more success and similarly serve and guard the u . S ..The outgoing COAS furthered that he’s honoured to have served the navy. He said all through his six-12 months tenure as the army leader, “Pakistan Army tackled many demanding situations, be it the state of affairs on the road of manipulate, terrorism or the natural calamities.”

He stated he’s proud of the navy that “despite constrained resources, it’s miles satisfying the responsibility of protecting each corner and nook of the us of a”.

“Pakistan today is the abode of peace because of our sacrifices which are also mentioned both through our foes and buddies,” he brought.

Prior to the ceremony, General Bajwa and General Munir laid a floral wreath on the Yadgar-e-Shuhada.General Munir, the maximum senior rating preferred after General Bajwa, turned into appointed as the brand new army chief by way of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on November 24, finishing days of speculation.

General Munir is the 17th navy chief to anticipate the command of the Pakistan Army for the reason that usa’s independence.

The newly appointed military leader has served at the united states’s most influential intelligence agencies, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and the Military Intelligence (MI).General Bajwa held separate farewell meetings with the president and high minister on Monday, who expressed their precise wishes to him for the duration of their meetings. Later, PM Shehbaz held a luncheon in honour of General Bajwa at the Prime Minister House.

The high minister preferred General Bajwa’s offerings for Pakistan Army, national defence and countrywide pursuits.

While bidding farewell, Shehbaz cited that the navy, below the management of Gen Qamar, rendered exemplary offerings in various crises, which include the removal of Pakistan’s call from the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) gray list, the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic and the climate-prompted floods that inundated almost 1/2 of the u . S . A ..

He stated that the armed forces crushed the risk of terrorism with valour and bravado under General Bajwa’s leadership, adding that the outgoing leader took rate of the army at some stage in one in all history’s hardest moments.