ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday telephoned Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and congratulated him over his appointment as new army chief.

According to sources, Imran Khan extended his best wishes to General Qamar Javed Bajwa for successfully meeting the challenges of country’s defence and security.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who formally took the military’s command yesterday at a ceremony, will face challenges ranging from an increasingly hostile Indian aggression on borders to the conflicts in war-torn Afghanistan.

He will also take control of the military’s uneasy relationship with the civilian government.

Earlier, PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari also made a telephone call to Chief of Army Staff General Qamar bajwa and felicitated him on assuming command of Pakistan Army.