Complete List & GK about Commander-in-Chief (C-N-C) & Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan (COAS) Army in Urdu & English Languages
Today we are going to share general knowledge about army chiefs who have served armed forces of Pakistan from 1947 to 2020. Chief of Army Staff was known as Commander-in-Chief before 3rd March, 1972. General knowledge on this page will be shared both in Urdu and English languages. Related links have also been given for lovers of GK and Pak army.
1-General Mirza Aslam Baig was the one and only Chief of army staff who was given the Tamgha-e-Jamhuriat for defending the democracy in the country.
2-General Zia Ul Haq and General Asif Nawaz died while serving as army chief.
3-General Jahangir Karamt was the one and only army chief who served as Pakistani ambassador in USA after retirement.
4-General Gul Hasan was forced to resign from his office by then PM Zulfiar Ali Bhutto.
5-General Pervaiz Musharraf was the first army chief of Pakistan who also served as chief executive of country.
6-General Raheel Sharif became the commander in chief of Muslim army after retirement.
7-General Ayub Khan was the first Pakistani field Martial.
8-Kargil war was the brain child of General Pervez Musharraf.
9-General Ayub Khan imposed the first martial law in Pakistan on 17th October, 1958.
10-General Musa Khan was commander in chief of Pak army during 1965 war.
11-General Pervez Musharaf imposed the emergency twice.
12-General Yahya Khan was commander in chief of Pakistan during the 1971 Indo Pak war.
13-General Abdul Waheed Kakar is famous for its Kakar formula, this formula was presented by COAS to end the political crisis in Pakistan in 1993.
14-Memo gate scandal was an incident during the tenure of General Kiyani.
15-General Asif Nawaz was died during exercise.
16-General Zia ul Haq died in a plane clash with many other high ranked army officials on 17 August, 1988.
17-General Tikka Khan was the first Chief of Army Staff in Pakistan army.
18-General Gul Hasan was the last Commander-in-Chief of Pak army.
19-Prime Minister of Pakistan nominates the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) in Pakistan.
20-COAS remains on seat for three years if extension is not given to him.
21-Chief of General Staff and Vice-Chief of Army Staff are considered the deputies of COAS.
22-Chief of army staff designation is unofficially called army chief.
23-Abdul Hamid Khan, Sawar Khan, Khalid Mahmud Arif, Mirza Aslam Beg, Yusaf Khan, Ahsan Saleem Hayat and Ashfaq Parvez Kayani have served as Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS).
24-General Abdul Hamid Khan was the first VCOAS of Pakistan army.
25-General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has worked as last VCOAS till now.
26- General Ziauddin Butt was also appointed as COAS on 12th October, 1999 by PM Nawaz Sharif, but he is not counted in the list of army chiefs due to coup by Pervez Musharraf.
27-General Qamar Javed Bajwa is the 10th COAS of Pak army.
28-General Zia-ul-Haq was the first COAS who imposed martial law (3rd Martial law) on 5th July, 1977.
29-Yahya Khan declared second martial law in Pakistan on 25th March, 1969.
30-Gen Frank Messervy was the first Commander-in-Chief (C-N-C) of Pak army.
31-Gul Hasan was the first C-N-C of Pakistan army who was just a Lieutenant General by rank.
32-Pervez Musharraf, Ayub Khan, Yahya Khan and Zia ul Haq were those army chiefs of Pak army who had also served as President of Pakistan.
33-Ayub Khan was first native Pakistani Muslim who served as C-N-C.
34-Musa Khan remained the Commander-in-Chief for 8 years (Longest Term).
35-General Douglas Gracey was the second and last British person who served as C-N-C.
36-Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck was the last C-in-C of the undivided British Indian Army. He was also appointed as supreme commander of India and Pakistan on 15 August, 1947, he served on this post till 30th November, 1947. He supervised the division of army and arms of British Indian army among Pak army and Indian army.
37-Karachi operation was first launched during the COAS term of Gen Asif Nawaz.
38-Gen Gul Hasan was appointed as Ambassador of Pakistan in Austria after retirement.
39-General Tikka Khan also served as Governor of Punjab.
40-Gen Zia ul Haq remained COAS for more than 12 years.
Here below you may read general knowledge based post in Urdu language about all army chiefs of Pakistan.
General Knowledge About Army Chiefs of Pakistan in English & Urdu