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PM Shahbaz Sharif meets Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa (left) calls on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif at the Prime Ministers Office in Islamabad, on April 19, 2022. — PakPMO
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa (left) calls on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif at the Prime Minister's Office in Islamabad, on April 19, 2022. — PakPMO

  • COAS meets PM for first time since premier took charge.
  • Both discuss matters pertaining to national security.
  • COAS did not attend PM's oath-taking due to illness.


ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Tuesday — their first meeting after the premier was elected to the office.

"Professional matters pertaining to national security were discussed during the meeting," a statement from the Prime Minister's Office said.

The army chief, according to the Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikar, could not attend the oath-taking ceremony of the premier on April 11 as he was sick.