APP40-28 RAWALPINDI: November 28 - Newly appointed Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Zubair Mahmood Hayat reviewing Guard of Honour on his arrival at JSHQ. APP

RAWALPINDI, Nov 28 (APP): General Zubair Mahmood Hayat on Monday took over as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC).

Upon arrival at the Joint Staff Headquarters Chaklala, the newly appointed CJCSC was presented guard of honor by the contingent of tri-services.

Outgoing chairman General Rashad Mehmood handed over the command to General Zubair at a ceremony attended by newly appointed Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and heads of three services of the Armed Forces.

Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat was commissioned in Artillery Regiment on October 24, 1980.

He is graduate of Fort Sill Oklohoma, USA, Command and Staff College
Camberlay United Kingdom and National Defence University, Islamabad.

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He has wide experience of command, staff and instructional appointments. He has commanded an artillery regiment, mechanized division artillery, an infantry Brigade and an Infantry Division.

Gen Zubair has been Adjutant at PMA, Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade, Army and Air adviser at Pakistan embassy in the United Kingdom.

He has also been Chief of Staff of a Strike Corps, Private Secretary to the COAS and Director General Staff Studies Directorate at GHQ.

He has also held the appointment of Director General Strategic Plan Division (SPD). He has commanded 31 Corps Bahawalpur and was Chief of the General Staff at GHQ before appointment as CJCSC.

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