COAS flies a combat action simulation mission on an F-16 aircraft. Pakistan Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa visited PAF Base Mushaf (Sargodha) for that flight.
There, he called for inter-services coordination. He emphasised jointness and integration between the three uniformed services.
COAS flies a combat action simulation mission
While speaking to the pilots at PAF Base Mushaf (Sargodha), Army Chief expressed these views.
Furthermore, he noted that inter-service harmony and synergy are vital for operational success.
Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan flew in another aircraft. He also participated in the mission.
Interestingly, the two chiefs together took part in the manoeuvre.
The army chief praised the PAF for its dedication and professionalism.
Air Chief Marshal Khan, in his remarks, too stressed greater cooperation between the three services in training and operations.
PAF base Mushaf
The ISPR said that PAF Base Mushaf holds claim to some of the most valiant actions in the history of air warfare. Due to that it remains proud repository of capability, skills and traditions.
Army under COAS Bajwa
Due to his extraordinary services, army chief has got extension after retirement.
Although Prime Minister granted him extension, some hidden forces sought to impede it.
Finally, Supreme Court ordered that Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa will remain the Chief of Army Staff for another six months.
During that period parliament will legislate on the extension/reappointment of an army chief, SC said.
Impression had it many countries sought to prevent his extension. Particularly, India, Israel, Saudi monarchy, US had, some say, had not liked General Bajwa’s extension as COAS.
The activists and lobbies of those countries had waged a war of propaganda against his extension hurling blames at him.
However, the apex court’s order frustrated all such lobbies.
The apex court orders
The verdict was announced around 3:45pm, prior to which the court had asked the government to submit the following:
an undertaking that the parliament will pass legislation in this regard within six months.
The amendments to the notification included the elimination of the mention of the Supreme Court, mention of duration of the army chief’s tenure, the description of army chief’s salary and incentives.
Amazingly, the top court’s ruling comes in the nick of time as Gen Bajwa was set to retire at midnight.
PM Khan notified
Prime Minister Imran Khan had extended Bajwa’s tenure through a notification in August. But the top court suspended it on November 26 due to a petition against alleged irregularities in the manner of extension.