, NI(M), TBt, afwc, psc, fsc(u), (Urdu
: جہانگیر کرامت
) (born 20 February 1941) is a retired 4 star general
and a former Chief of Army Staff
of the Pakistan Army
from January 1996 to October 1998 and a former Pakistan Ambassador to the United States
from November 2004 to June 2006. He is also one of very few Army chiefs to have resigned over a disagreement with the civilian authorities.
General Karamat joined the Pakistan Army as a Second Lieutenant in the 13th Lancers cavalry regiment (i.e., US armour battalion equivalent) of the Armoured Corps in the 24th PMA Long Course on 14 October 1961. He then served in the Indo-Pakistan Wars of 1965 and 1971. He is a graduate of the National Defence College
, the Command and Staff College
, Quetta, and is a 1974 graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
, Fort Leavenworth
.Constance Hale. U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
, September 14, 2000 He has a Masters degree
in International Relations.
During his career, General Karamat's assignments have included being Director General of Military Operations (DGMO), Commander II Corps
, Multan and Chief of General Staff (CGS) at GHQ. He also served in Saudi Arabia
from 1985 to 1988 as the Commander of the Independent Armored Brigade Group.
Karamat was appointed the Army Chief by the then President Farooq Leghari
on 18 December 1995 when previous chief General Abdul Waheed Kakar
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