Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Pakistan


Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Pakistan

In March 1976, the Government of Pakistan adopted the recommendations of the White Paper on Higher Defence Reorganization. A formal committee was established, the membership of which comprised the three service chiefs and the Secretary of the Defence Ministry.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee was to be headed by a four star officer (a full (four star) General or equivalent).

Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

# General Mohammed Shariff. (March 1, 1976 - 1978)
# Admiral Mohammad Sharif. (1978 - April 13, 1980)
# General Iqbal Khan. (April 13, 1980 - March 22, 1984)
# General Rahimuddin Khan. (March 22, 1984 - March 29, 1987)
# General Akhtar Abdur Rahman. (March 29, 1987 - August 17, 1988)
# Admiral Iftikhar Ahmed Sirohey. (November 10, 1988 - August 17, 1991)
# General Shamim Alam Khan. (August 17, 1991 - November 9, 1994)
# Air Chief Marshal Farooq F. Khan. (November 10, 1994 - November 9, 1997)
# General Jehangir Karamat. (November 9, 1997 - October 7, 1998)
# General Pervez Musharraf. (October 1998 - October 7, 2001)
# General Muhammad Aziz Khan. (October 7, 2001 - October 6, 2004)
# General Ehsan ul Haq. (October 7, 2004 - October 7, 2007)
# General Tariq Majid. (October 8, 2007 - present)

Pakistan Army


=Chiefs of Army Staff=

# General Sir Frank Messervy. (August 15, 1947 - February 10, 1948)
# General Sir Douglas Gracey. (February 11, 1948 - January 16, 1951)
# General Mohammad Ayub Khan. (January 17, 1951 - October 28, 1958)
# General Mohammad Musa Khan. (October 28, 1958 - September 17, 1966)
# General Agha Mohammad Yahya Khan. (September 17, 1966 - December 20, 1971)
# Lieutenant General Gul Hassan Khan. (December 20, 1971 - March 3, 1972)
# General Tikka Khan. (March 3, 1972 - March 1, 1976)
# General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq. (March 1, 1976 - August 17, 1988)
# General Mirza Aslam Beg. (August 17, 1988 - August 16, 1991)
# General Asif Nawaz Janjua. (August 16, 1991 - January 8, 1993)
# General Abdul Wahid Kakar. (January 12, 1993 - January 12, 1996)
# General Jehangir Karamat. (January 12, 1996 - October 7, 1998)
# General Pervez Musharraf. (October 7, 1998 - November 28, 2007)
# General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. (November 28, 2007 - present)

Vice Chiefs of Army Staff/Deputy Chiefs of Army Staff

Note: The post of Vice Chiefs of Army Staff is part of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee when the Chief of Army Staff is also the President of Pakistan.

*"This general was de-facto Commander-in-Chief of Pakistan Army, when General Yahya Khan was the President of Pakistan."
# General Abdul Hamid Khan. (March 25, 1969 - December 20, 1971) as Deputy Commander-in-Chief (Deputy C-in-C) [ [http://www.profile-bengal.com/0326_69_intelligence_note.htm Pakistan : Martial Law "Who's Who"] "The American Papers - Secret and Confidential India.Pakistan.Bangladesh Documents 1965-1973," March 26, 1969]

*"These generals worked under President General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq."
# Lieutenant General Iqbal Khan. (1978 - April 13, 1980) as Deputy Chief of Army Staff (DCOAS)
# General Sawar Khan. (April 13, 1980 - March 22, 1984)
# General K.M. Arif. (March 22, 1984 - March 29, 1987)
# General Mirza Aslam Beg. (March 29, 1987 - August 17, 1988)

*"This general worked under General Mirza Aslam Beg."
# Lieutenant General Imtiaz Warraich. (early 1990 - July 9, 1991) as Deputy Chief of Army Staff (DCOAS)

*"These generals worked under President General Pervez Musharraf."
# Lieutenant General Muzaffar Usmani. (May 17, 2001 - October 7, 2001) as Deputy Chief of Army Staff (DCOAS)
# General Yusaf Khan. (October 8, 2001 - October 6, 2004)
# General Ahsan Saleem Hyat. (October 7, 2004 - October 7, 2007)
# General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. (October 8, 2007 - November 28, 2007)

Pakistan Air Force


=Chiefs of Air Staff=

# Air Vice Marshal Allan Perry-Keene (August 15, 1947 - February 17, 1949)
# Air Vice Marshal Richard Atcherley (February 18, 1949 - May 6, 1951)
# Air Vice Marshal Leslie William Cannon (May 7, 1951 - June 19, 1955)
# Air Vice Marshal Arthur McDonald (June 20, 1955 - July 22, 1957)
# Air Marshal Asghar Khan (July 23, 1957 - July 22, 1965)
# Air Marshal Nur Khan (July 23, 1965 - August 31, 1969)
# Air Marshal Abdul Rahim Khan (September 1, 1969 - March 2, 1972)
# Air Marshal Zafar Chaudhry (March 3, 1972 - April 15, 1974)
# Air Chief Marshal Zulfiqar Ali Khan (April 16, 1974 - July 22, 1978)
# Air Chief Marshal Muhammad Anwar Shamim (July 23, 1978 - March 5, 1985)
# Air Chief Marshal Jamal A. Khan (March 6, 1985 - March 8, 1988)
# Air Chief Marshal Hakimullah (March 9, 1988 - March 9, 1991)
# Air Chief Marshal Farooq Feroze Khan (March 9, 1991 - November 8, 1994)
# Air Chief Marshal Abbas Khattak (November 8, 1994 - November 7, 1997)
# Air Chief Marshal Parvaiz Mehdi Qureshi (November 7, 1997 - November 20, 2000)
# Air Chief Marshal Mushaf Ali Mir (November 20, 2000 - February 20, 2003)
# Air Chief Marshal Kaleem Saadat (March 18, 2003 - March 18, 2006)
# Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed (March 18, 2006 - present)

Pakistan Navy

Chiefs of Naval Staff

# Rear Admiral James Wilfred Jefford (August 15, 1947 - January 30, 1953)Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema. "The Armed Forces of Pakistan", New York: New York University Press. 2003. pp. 86~90]
# Vice Admiral Haji Mohammad Siddiq Choudri (January 31, 1953 - 28 February, 1959)
# Vice Admiral Afzal Rahman Khan (March 1, 1959 - October 20, 1966)
# Vice Admiral Syed Mohammad Ahsan (October 20, 1966 - August 31, 1969)
# Vice Admiral Muzaffar Hassan (September 1, 1969 - December 22, 1971)
# Vice Admiral Hasan Hafeez Ahmed (March 3, 1972 - March 9, 1975)
# Admiral Mohammad Sharif (March 23, 1975 - March 21, 1979)
# Admiral Karamat Rahman Niazi (March 22, 1979 - March 23, 1983)
# Admiral Tariq Kamal Khan (March 23, 1983 - April 9, 1986)
# Admiral Iftikhar Ahmed Sirohey (April 9, 1986 - November 9, 1988)
# Admiral Yastur-ul-Haq Malik (November 10, 1988 - November 8, 1991)
# Admiral Saeed Mohammad Khan (November 9, 1991 - November 9, 1994)
# Admiral Mansural Haque (November 10, 1994 - May 1, 1997)
# Admiral Fasih Bokhari (May 2, 1997 - October 2, 1999)
# Admiral Abdul Aziz Mirza (October 2, 1999 - October 2, 2002)
# Admiral Shahid Karimullah (October 3, 2002 - October 6, 2005)
# Admiral Afzal Tahir (October 7, 2005 - October 7, 2008)
# Admiral Noman Bashir (October 7, 2008 - present)

References

External links

* [http://www.paf.gov.pk/Gallery.htm Official Website -- Pakistan Air Force Chiefs of Air Staff Gallery]


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