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New Pakistan chief of staff takes command in orderly process

Sunday, November 27, 2016 2:56
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DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. November 27, 2016, 11:44 AM (IDT)

Gen. Omar Javed Bajwa took command of Pakistan’s armed forces Sunday after his appointment by Prime Minister Sharif Nawad. He takes over from Gen. Raheel Sharif, who was popular in Pakistan and the Arab world. This was the first changeover of military command in Pakistan in 20 years that was not accompanied by political or military upsets.

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