General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s relentless efforts yield fruit as Pakistan gains leading role in Afghanistan


BY KASWAR KLASRA

ISLAMABAD: India must be staring at 18 years of hard-earned effort going down the drain in Afghanistan as Pakistan has finally gained leading role in war-torn Western neighbor following General Qamar Javed’s relentless efforts which turned the table there.

The General has killed two birds with one stone. Firstly, he took US-Pakistan bilateral relation to the peaks. Secondly, his played wisely to get Pakistan due role in Afghanistan post US withdrawal.

Pakistan and United States of America are once again seen on the same page after long time —thanks to the policies adopted by general Qamar Javed Bajwa, chief of Pakistan’s armed forces which not only repaired broken ties between two long-time allies but also removed the mistrust existing between the sides taking the bilateral relationship to peaks.

There’s no denying that General Bajwa’s vision and wisdom has once again helped Pakistan gain importance in White House. President Trump, who has been verbally attacking Pakistan in his tweets and statements over the years, has once again considered Pakistan a great ally in South Asia primarily due to General Bajwa’s policies. Well informed sources told Islamabad Telegraph that General Bajwa helped the USA, Taliban and government of Afghanistan to ink historic deal paving the way for US withdrawal.

As the United States of America prepares to pull out from Afghanistan, White House is purely banking on General Bajwa for a smooth withdrawal of US-led International forces.

Analysts believe Trump has finally found a trustworthy friend in Pakistan who is none other than General Qamar Javed Bajwa who is, no doubt, driving Pakistan’s Foreign policy.

There’s no denying that pleasant shift in US’s policy for Pakistan was only made possible just because of General Bajwa. This is why, the US and the world prefer to get in touch with the General when it comes to get assurance and help from Pakistan.

Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, US Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), on Sunday.

According to ISPR, During the meeting matters of mutual interest, overall regional security situation including Afghan refugees issue / Afghan Reconciliation Process and Pak-Afghan border management were discussed. Both shared steps taken in this regard and agreed to continue working towards mutually agreed goals.

After putting nice efforts to make China-Pakistan axis even more stronger , General Qamar Javed Bajwa used his energy in renewing Pakistan’s relations with the US. He himself flew with Prime Minister Imran to the US last year in July and held fruitful meetings with US leadership.

In July 2019, General Bajwa’s relentless efforts brought fruit as the Big Three – the US, China and Russia – praised Pakistan for its “important role in facilitating peace in Afghanistan.

And now, after may flip-flops and zig-zags, Pakistan has finally gained lost pride and important role in Afghanistan—-thank you General Bajwa.
Today, General Bajwa’s policies has made India staring at 18 years of hard-earned effort going down the drain in Afghanistan.

As a matter of fact, India has been consistently seeking role in Afghanistan. It got a chance following 9/11 attacks and poured billions of US dollars in Afghanistan hoping leading role there. However, all went in vain as general Bajwa turns the table there.

Soon after becoming army chief in 2016, General Bajwa has been playing important role in shaping up Pakistan’s national and foreign policies and the journey goes on.

Prior to becoming army chief in 2016, Lt. Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa was previously Commander of an important Rawalpindi Corps and is presently employed as Inspector General Training and Evaluation at GHQ, a position General Raheel Sharif held before becoming the army chief.

Normally, commanding a corps carries huge weightage before being considered for promotion to the four-star general.

He has commanded 10 Corps [Rawalpindi Corps], which is responsible for the most sensitive areas of the country and a position that plays a pivotal role as almost the entire border with India comes under its jurisdiction.

The entire defence installations, including army, navy and air headquarters, PM Secretariat are also under the responsibility of a Commander of 10 Corps.

Lt-Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa also commanded a brigade headquarter as a brigade major, commanded infantry unit as Lt Col, he was Grade-I officer [GSO-I] in 10 Corps headquarters and has also commanded a brigade in an operation area.
As a brigadier, he held a position of COS [chief of staff] at 10 Corps and also commanded formation division in Northern Areas as formation commander (FCNA). Besides, he also commanded infantry school and as Lt-Gen, he commanded 10 Corps.

Lt-Gen Bajwa was in 10 Corps thrice and has an extensive experience of handling affairs in Kashmir and the Northern Areas.

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