General Qamar Javed Bajwa is the current Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of the Pakistan Army having been appointed so in 2016, ahead of two more senior generals, by then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. His tenure of the post was extended for another 3 years by the current Prime Minister, Imran Khan, in August 2019, something which critics point to as further evidence of who is really controlling Pakistan. Others have welcomed the move as necessary in the current climate.
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