BREAKING: CJP Justice Asif Khosa suspends COAS General Qamar Bajwa tenure extension notification
ISLAMABAD - CJP Justice Asif SaeexKhosa suspends COAS General Qamar Bajwa tenure extension notification.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa on Tuesday suspended the government's notification of Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa's tenure extension until the top court's hearing tomorrow.
The chief justice observed that "the summary and approval of army chief's extension is not correct".
The court issued notices to defence ministry, federal government and Gen Bajwa, who is due to retire on November 29 (Friday). The hearing was adjourned until Wednesday.
On August 19, Prime Minister Imran Khan had approved extension in the tenure of Gen Bajwa for another three years.
"General Qamar Javed Bajwa is appointed Chief of Army Staff for another term of three years from the date of completion of current tenure," the brief notification issued by the prime minister's office had said.
The chief justice today took up a withdrawal application of a petition filed by The Jurists Foundation challenging the extension in Gen Bajwa's tenure. The top judge, however, rejected the application to withdraw the petition and took it up in public interest under Article 184 (3) of the Constitution.
The case was converted into a suo moto notice.