Incoming army chief has ‘zero presence’ on social media: ISPR

Published: November 27, 2016

Pakistan’s army chief designate General Qamar Javed Bajwa has “zero presence” on social media and any accounts under his name are fake, the ISPR has clarified.

“#COAS designate Gen Qamar Bajwa has zero presence on social media. All Facebook / Twitter & other social media platforms IDs & accounts on his name are fake,” Lt-Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, head of the military’s media wing, tweeted on Sunday.

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The announcement came just a day after Gen Bajwa was appointed as the country’s new chief of army staff (COAS). He will replace General Raheel Sharif on November 29.

The army’s spokesperson further announced that a formal change of command ceremony  will be held on Tuesday at the army’s general headquarters (GHQ) to welcome the incoming chief. According to media reports, newly appointed Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJSC) Gen Zubair Mehmood Hayat will take charge on Monday, a day before the ceremony.

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