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US ambassador discusses security issues with COAS at GHQ


RAWALPINDI, (DNA)  –  David Hale, Ambassador of the United States to Pakistan visited General Headquarters (GHQ) on Thursday and called on Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

During their meeting, the US ambassador and COAS discussed bilateral and regional security issues. On Wednesday, General Bajwa was in Karachi on his first visit to the port city after assuming command of the Pakistan army.

Upon his arrival, General Bajwa commenced day’s proceedings by visiting Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s mausoleum where he laid a floral wreath. After reaching the Corps Headquarters later in the day today,

Later he was given a detailed briefing on the ongoing Karachi Operation and overall security situation in the city issues at the Corps Headquarters.

General Bajwa took charge as the 16th army chief of the world’s sixth-largest army by troop numbers in a formal colourful handover on November 29.

He replaced General Sharif after his three-year term ended, a rare example of a smooth transition in a nation where army chiefs have a history of clinging to power.

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