Tag Archives: COAS

Who Will be Pakistan’s Next Army Chief

Pakistan’s national interests require that the order of seniority must over-ride any personal interest in the selection of next chief of its powerful military, says defense analyst Ikram Sehgal, who recommends that General Zubair Hayat should be the Chairman JCSC and General Ishfaq Nadeem the army chief.

Read More »

The Needy and the Greedy

When establishing the rule of law becomes the domain of those who live outside the rule of law, accountability becomes a figment of imagination. When criminals function in the name of justice, justice becomes a crime.

Read More »

Pakistan: Integration and Extension

Fifteen months before his retirement a debate has started about giving General Raheel Sharif an extension “a la Kayani”.  Raheel has managed to do more in his 21 months as COAS than all those predecessors of his who served far beyond their normal term of three years or more put together.

Read More »

Change of Guard in Pakistan’s Army

  After a long hiatus the PML-N government (of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif) is suddenly in a decision-making mode. On Wednesday (November 27) Lt. General Raheel Sharif was named the new army chief and his senior Lt General Rashad Mehmood as the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC). What by tradition should have been decided a couple of weeks …

Read More »