New developments reported over the COAS General Qamar Bajwa extension case

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New developments reported over the COAS General Qamar Bajwa extension case

ISLAMABAD - New developments reported over the COAS General Qamar Bajwa extension case.

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday proposed the establishment of a joint parliamentary committee so consensus can be formed on the issues of amendment in the Army Act and on economic policies.

"As a student of politics since 93, my personal opinion is that we should have a joint parliamentary committee which should immediately decide on the two matters.

"There is no doubt that the opposition's role should be recognised. Without them, a wider consensus regarding institutions cannot be achieved," said the federal minister.

Chaudhry, referring to the Supreme Court verdict on the extended appointment of army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, said that "a good atmosphere" had now been created in the country.

"The prime minister has always spoken of the strengthening of institutions and of course this has meant asking that institutions respect the authority and balance of one another."

The minister proposed that the above mentioned personalities — Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa — oversee the committee. "And with the help of media, a consensus on the two matters should immediately be formed."

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