General Headquarters (Pakistan Army)

The General Headquarters (GHQ) is the headquarters of the Pakistan Army and is located in Rawalpindi, adjacent to the Joint Staff Headquarters. It was established on 14 August 1947 in the headquarters of the former Northern Command of the British Indian Army.[1][2][3] In December 2017 it was announced that the Army would be moving to a new GHQ in neighbouring Islamabad.[4]

General Headquarters
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Rawalpindi in Pakistan
General Headquarters is located in Punjab, Pakistan
General Headquarters
General Headquarters
Location in Pakistan
General Headquarters is located in Pakistan
General Headquarters
General Headquarters
General Headquarters (Pakistan)
Coordinates33°36′N 73°02′E / 33.600°N 73.033°E / 33.600; 73.033Coordinates: 33°36′N 73°02′E / 33.600°N 73.033°E / 33.600; 73.033
Site information
OwnerPakistan Army
Site history
EventsEstablished August 14, 1947 (1947-08-14)
Garrison information
General Qamar Javed Bajwa

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ L. P. Sen (1 January 1994). Slender Was the Thread. South Asia Books. p. 26. ISBN 978-0861316922. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  2. ^ Shreenivas Kumar Sinha (1992). A soldier recalls. Spantech & Lancer. p. 86. ISBN 978-8170621614. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  3. ^ Eqbal Ahmad; Noam Chomsky; Carollee Bengelsdorf; Margaret Cerullo (13 June 2006). The Selected Writings of Eqbal Ahmad (1st ed.). Columbia University Press. p. 592. ISBN 978-0231127110. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
  4. ^ Kashif Abbasi (2017-12-27). "Army to be allotted over 1,000 acres for new GHQ, other offices". Dawn Media Group. Retrieved 2019-07-24.