COAS General Qamar Bajwa tenure extension suspension, PM Imran Khan takes emergency step
ISLAMABAD - Over the crucial issue of COAS General Qamar Bajwa tenure extension suspension, PM Imran Khan takes emergency measures.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned an emergency cabinet meeting hours after the Supreme Court suspended the notification granting General Bajwa an extension as army chief.
The cabinet will be required to approve the summary granting the army chief another extension for three years.
The development comes a few hours after the Supreme Court of Pakistan suspended the notification granting General Bajwa an extension of three years as army chief.
Chief Justice Khosa rejected the application today (Tuesday) and took up a petition challenging the notification issued by the prime minister in public interest under Article 184 (3) of the Constitution, turning the petition into a suo motu notice.
“The prime minister does not have the power to extend the tenure of the army chief,” the chief justice had remarked.
To this, the attorney general had told the court, “Army chief's tenure was extended after the president's approval.”