A smartly turned out contingent, consisted of Northern Light Infantry, Frontier Force, Sindh Regiment and flag-party, led by major Haris Aslam presented the general salute to General Raheel and General Qamar. COAS General Raheel reviewed the guard of honour. The contingent presented march past and salute to the outgoing COAS General Raheel Sharif.
Among others, the ceremony was attended by Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain, Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb, Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mehmood Hayat, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, senior officers of the armed forces, and foreign diplomats.
New COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa was commissioned in 16 Baloch Regiment on October 24, 1980. He is a graduate of Canadian Forces Command and Staff College, (Toronto) Canada, Naval Postgraduate University, Monteray (California) USA, National Defence University, Islamabad.