Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa formally installed Quetta Corps Commander Lieutenant General Sarfraz Ali as the colonel commandant of the Azad Kashmir Regiment of the Pakistan Army, said the military’s media wing on Wednesday.
The Inter Services Public Relations said that the installation was done during General Bajwa’s visit to Azad Kashmir (AK) Regimental Centre Mansar Camp.
Addressing the participants, the army chief lauded the regiment for its “glorious history, professional excellence, outstanding operational performance and war worthiness”.
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Earlier upon arrival, the COAS laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada and offered Fateha.
This is the second time in two weeks that a three-star general has been formally given command of a key post.
Last week, COAS Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa officially installed Lt Gen Nigar Johar as the “first-ever three-star female general officer” as Colonel Commandant of the Army Medical Corps (AMC).
“Installation of the first-ever three-star female general officer of Pakistan Army as Colonel Commandant of AMC is indeed a matter of immense pride for Pakistan Army and the country,” the COAS had said after pining the badges on Lt Gen Johar.