COAS General Bajwa not seeking extension, will retire in November after completion of tenure
The military spokesperson General Iftikhar stated that Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa is not seeking an extension and will retire on time.
The COAS will complete his tenure in November this year, he added.
While reposing a question regarding the United States asking for operational bases in Pakistan and former prime minister Imran Khan’s reply of “absolutely not”, the military spokesperson said, “if bases were asked for, the army would have the same stance”.
“The US did not even ask for bases and there was no mention of it on any level,” Major Gen Babar Iftikhar said.
Meanwhile, talking about the former premier’s visit to Russia, Gen Iftikhar confirmed that all institutions were onboard on it and Army was taken into confidence.