The President Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan welcomed appointment of Lt-Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat as new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of the Staff Committee. He also congratulated the new Chief of Army Staff Lt.Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa. In a statement, the President congratulated the outgoing Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif upon the conclusion of his tenure. The President lauded General Raheel Sharif’s efforts to combat terrorism. He also recognised the dedicated services of outgoing CJCSC General Rashid Mahmood.