Monday, November 28, 2016
Appointment Of New Army Chief Was A Sigh Of Relief For Nawaz Sharif (Video)
It was a sigh of relief for the federation, when Nawaz Sharif announced to appoint Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa as new army chief of Pakistan. But to many, it was a indigestible news. However, for the PML-N supoerters and for the government, it was a celebration time as PM has successfully enforced his choice. PM Nawaz Sharif was provided with a summary from defense ministry with four names including Lt Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Lt Gen Ishfaq Nadeem Ahmad, Lt Gen Iqbal Ramday and Lt Gen Qamar Jaed Bajwa. Being last in the seniority listLt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa was the least of the choice for the choice for the post, but his 'pro-democracy' (Nawaz Sharif) instincts,' apolitical' background made him favourite for the post. It is also said new army chief is very close to finance minister Ishaq Dar. Whereas, senior journalist Kamran Khan tweeted that Lt Gen Bajwa was rewarded for his role during 2014 PTI sit-in, in which he stood with Nawaz Sharif. Dr Shahid maintained that Gen Raheel Sharif had recommended any other General's name but PM delayed the announcement to the stage where army chief's involvement was minimized. Another political analyst was of the opinion that PM Nawaz Sharif overlooked the name of Lt Gen Ishfaq Nadeem;s name because he was a hardliner and "no nonsense man". Now as it is the tradition of the army to resign from the post when junior officer is promoted and they avoid to salute to their once juniors. The senior ignored generals mat get resigned.