LAHORE: (APS) – The army chiefs are always selected from the senior generals of the army but hardly ever does the senior most army chief get the chance to become Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
When General Ayub Khan became the army chief, he was the fourth in seniority list. General Muhammad Musa was fourth on the list.
General Yahya Khan was the third most senior general when he was made the army chief while General Gul Hassan was also on third number in the list. However, General Tikka Khan was the senior most at the time of his appointment.
General Zia ul-Haq was given the promotion from 8th number but General Aslam Beg was the senior most at the time of his appointment as army chief. Similarly, General Asif Nawaz Janjua was also the senior most.
General Waheed Kakar was the fifth on the list. General Jahangir Karamat was the senior most. General Pervez Musharraf was the third most senior when he was made the army chief.
General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani was given the promotion from the second number and General Raheel Sharif from No 3.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who has only today been announced as the next army chief, was fourth on the list.