ISLAMABAD: General Zubair Mehmood Hayat took charge of Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) on Monday from the outgoing General Rashad Mehmood at a change of command ceremony at the JS Headquarters.
Senior officers of all three forces including the new Army Chief General Qamar Bajwa and former CJCSC General Rashad Mehmood attended the ceremony.
General Zubair Mehmood Hayat was presented the guard of honour.
Elevated from the Chief of General Staff (CGS) from three-star to four-star General Zubair Hayat would bring with him rich experience required for the coveted office.
General Rashad was also the CGS when he was promoted and appointed as Chairman CJCSC. Same happened with General Hayat when he was elevated to a 4-star General being atop the seniority list of three-star generals.
A smooth democratic transition has occurred with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appointing new Chief of the Army Staff and new Chairman JCSC with confidence.