COAS General Qamar Bajwa extension case, PTI government takes the important decision

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COAS General Qamar Bajwa extension case, PTI government takes the important decision

ISLAMABAD – Over the much hyped issue of COAS General Qamar Bajwa extension case, PTI government takes the important decision.

The government has decided to file a review petition against the verdict of the Supreme Court regarding the extension in the service tenure of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

Source said that the government has prepared a preliminary manuscript to file the review petition. The Law and Defence ministries have activated to file the petition.

The Law Ministry is holding important meetings in this regard.

On December 17, the Supreme Court had ruled that Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa would stand retired after six months unless parliament allowed him extension of tenure by amending the relevant army laws.

The 42-page verdict authored by Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah of a three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, said it was inconceivable that the constitutional appointment to the COAS post was unregulated under a written Constitution.

It said: “The crucial matter of the tenure of COAS and its extension, which has somewhat a chequered history, is before the parliament, to fix for all times to come and it is now for the people of Pakistan and their chosen representatives in the parliament to come up with a law that will provide certainty and predictability to the post of COAS, remembering that in strengthening institutions, nation prospers.”