RAWALPINDI: Pakistan’s army chief designate General Qamar Javed Bajwa has “zero presence” on social media and any account under his name is fake, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has clarified.

Lt-Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, head of the military’s media wing, tweeted on Sunday:

The announcement came just a day after Gen Bajwa was appointed as the country’s new Chief of Army Staff (COAS). He will replace General Raheel Sharif on November 29.

The army’s spokesperson further announced that a formal change of command ceremony will be held on Tuesday at the army’s general headquarters (GHQ) to welcome the incoming chief.

According to media reports, newly appointed Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJSC) Gen Zubair Mehmood Hayat will take charge on Monday, a day before the ceremony.