After Mian Sahib Which PM select Army General Candidate
In the build-up to the appointment of the next army chief, all candidates appear to be evenly poised and there are no clear front-runners.
When Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif finally sits down to choose Gen Raheel Sharif’s successor, his decision will be guided by personal choices, political considerations, and, in a couple of cases, his own experience of working with the candidates — with a great temptation to go for someone safe, retired and serving bureaucrats and military officials told Dawn in background discussions.
Who will be Next Army Chief after General Raheel Sharif of Pakistan Army. General Raheel Sharif retirement date is Novermber 2016. The potential candidate for Army Chief ( Chief of Army Staff COAS ) of Pakistan
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif holds a record who has appointed the most army chiefs of Pakistan.
PM Nawaz Sharif earlier picks as COAS ( Army Chief ) were
Gen Asif Nawaz Janjua (1991)
Gen Waheed Kakar (1993)
Gen Pervez Musharraf (1998)
Gen Raheel Sharif (2013)
Options for Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for the COAS ( Army Chief ) in Seniority List are
Chief of General Staff Lt Gen Zubair Hayat
Heavy Industrial Complex Taxila Chairman Lt Gen Syed Wajid Hussain
Director General Joint Staff Lt Gen Najibullah Khan
Multan Corps Commander Lt Gen Ishfaq Nadeem Ahmed
Bahawalpur Corps Commander Lt Gen Javed Iqbal Ramday
Inspector General Training and Evaluation Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa
Lt Gen Syed Wajid Hussain and Lt Gen Najibullah Khan are not technically qualified to be appointed army chief since they have not commanded a corps.
Lt Gen Maqsood Ahmed, who is serving as military adviser with the United Nations, is already on an extension and not eligible for promotion either.
All four generals eligible for promotion are from the 62nd PMA Long Course.