The Pakistan Army has had several chiefs of army staff (COAS) since its inception in 1947. Here is a brief overview of some of the more recent COAS:

  1. General Qamar Javed Bajwa (2016-present): General Bajwa is the current COAS of Pakistan. He is a career infantry officer and has held a number of important positions in the army, including command of the X Corps, which is responsible for the defense of Pakistan's eastern border with India.
  2. General Raheel Sharif (2013-2016): General Sharif served as COAS of Pakistan from 2013 to 2016. He was a career armor officer and previously served as commander of the Southern Command.
  3. General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani (2007-2013): General Kayani served as COAS of Pakistan from 2007 to 2013. He was a career armor officer and previously served as director general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan's premier intelligence agency.
  4. General Pervez Musharraf (1998-2007): General Musharraf was the COAS of Pakistan from 1998 to 2007, and later served as the President of Pakistan from 2001 to 2008. He was a career infantry officer and played a key role in the 1999 Kargil conflict between Pakistan and India.
  5. General Jehangir Karamat (1996-1998): General Karamat served as COAS of Pakistan from 1996 to 1998. He was a career artillery officer and later served as the ambassador to the United States.
  6. General Abdul Waheed (1993-1996): General Waheed served as COAS of Pakistan from 1993 to 1996. He was a career artillery officer and previously served as commander of the I Corps.
  7. General Asif Nawaz (1991-1993): General Nawaz served as COAS of Pakistan from 1991 to 1993. He was a career artillery officer and previously served as commander of the II Corps.
  8. General Mirza Aslam Beg (1988-1991): General Beg served as COAS of Pakistan from 1988 to 1991. He was a career armor officer and previously served as commander of the I Corps.
  9. General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (1976-1988): General Zia was the COAS of Pakistan from 1976 to 1988, and later served as the President of Pakistan from 1978 to 1988. He was a career infantry officer and is remembered for his role in the Soviet-Afghan War and the Islamization of Pakistan.
  10. General Tikka Khan (1972-1976): General Khan served as COAS of Pakistan from 1972 to 1976. He was a career armor officer and previously served as commander of the I Corps.
  11. General Yahya Khan (1966-1971): General Yahya served as COAS of Pakistan from 1966 to 1971, and later served as the President of Pakistan from 1969 to 1971. He was a career infantry officer and is remembered for his role in the Bangladesh Liberation War.
  12. General Ayub Khan (1951-1966): General Ayub was the COAS of Pakistan from 1951 to 1966, and later served as the President of Pakistan from 1958 to 1969. He was a career armor officer and is remembered for his modernization efforts and his role in the 1965 India-Pakistan War.

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