Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday lauded the services of the Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa for the country, particularly in areas of defense, security, and geo-economics.
The prime minister showed these views as the outgoing COAS, who is scheduled to retire on Tuesday, paid a farewell call on him here at the PM’s House.
Prime Minister Sharif praised the army’s contribution to eliminating the threat of terrorism on the country’s soil.
According to the PM’s Office, he said, “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.”
The prime minister highlighted that, while acknowledging General Bajwa’s contribution to the geo-economics of the nation, political leadership was still required to act collectively wisely and sign a charter of the economy in order to guarantee economic stability.
“You have the honor of leading the best army in 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.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa thanked PM Sharif for their support of his government’s cooperation in carrying out its official and national duties.
PM Shehbaz Sharif hosted a luncheon in honor of General Qamar Javed Bajwa.