Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Tuesday inaugurated Army Institute of Military History (AIMH) during a ceremony at Army Auditorium, GHQ. A large number of senior serving and retired military officers including former Army Chief General (retd) Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Chief Lieutenant General Ahmad Shuja Pasha (retd) attended the ceremony. The AIMH has been established to record, archive, preserve and compile the history of Pakistan Army and will act as a centre of excellence for the study of military and history of the country, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
The CoAS also appreciated the founding team of the AIMH and hoped that the institute would "go a long way in preserving and keeping alive the glorious history and heritage of Pakistan Army." On another occasion, General Bajwa met the international hockey players, who have come for the World-XI series and Pakistan's hockey legends. The CoAS appreciated the Pakistan Hockey Federation's initiative for bringing the international players to the country, according to ISPR statement.
Moreover, the CoAS also assured the PHF of Pakistan Army's support for provision of security for international hockey matches and revival of Pakistan's national game. During the meeting, President PHF Brigadier Khalid Sajjad Khokhar (retd) thanked the CoAS for his keen interest and efforts towards sports activities in Pakistan, the statement added.