During lunch at the Pakistani Embassy in Washington USA, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa hinted that he would retire in two months after completing his second three-year term, as announced earlier. He said that the armed forces have distanced themselves from politics and want to remain so.
Speculations were there that General Bajwa may take an extension in his tenure however COAS has denied it after confirming his retirement plans.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa is in America on a week-long visit to meet the senior officials of US government. During his visit, he attended a lunch at Pakistan Embassay in USA and addressed the gathering.
The lunch was attended by a large number of Pakistani diplomats. While talking to guests, he made informational remarks and showed his great concern to revive the ailing economy of Pakistan as it should be the top concern of all segments of the society. “There could be no diplomacy either without a strong economy,” he said.
The COAS called on National Security Adviser Jacob Sullivan, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, and US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin. During the meetings, various matters of mutual interests were discussed including bilateral cooperation, regional security, and more.