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November 28, 2016
Pakistan appoints powerful new army chief
Islamabad (AFP) Nov 26, 2016
Pakistan on Saturday appointed General Qamar Javed Bajwa as its new military chief, the prime minister's office said, passing over the army's favourite contenders for arguably the most powerful role in the country. Bajwa will take over from the hugely popular General Raheel Sharif, who won the hearts of millions with his bruising campaign against Islamic militants. "President Mamnoon Hussain, on the advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, promoted Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa to the rank ... read more

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