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Pakistan's general emerges as a decisive political leader

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Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa took over a year ago. Photo: Issam Ahmed / AFP via Getty Images

Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, who has led Pakistan's army since November 2016, has "greatly increased its clout," columnist Zahid Hussain told the New York Times.

Why it matters: "A little more than a year after he took command, there is already talk in the country of the 'Bajwa Doctrine,' with Pakistan’s approach to foreign and domestic policies reflecting the army chief’s vision," per the Times.