Federal cabinet takes important decision over the issue of COAS General Qamar Bajwa tenure extension
*ISLAMABAD - **Federal cabinet takes important decision over the issue of COAS General Qamar Bajwa tenure extension.*
*The federal cabinet made it clear on Tuesday that it was a unanimous decision to give General Qamar Javed Bajwa an extension for another three years as the chief of army staff.*
The cabinet meeting was summoned to discuss the petition filed by the Jurist Foundation against the General Bajwa’s extension in the Supreme Court.
The participants of the meeting were of the view that Prime Minister Imran Khan, being the chief executive of the country, has the authority to extend the army chief’s tenure.
The prime minister also directed officials bring him the summary of extension in the army chief’s tenure.
Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court suspended the official notification that extended the tenure of the army chief.
The apex court said the attorney general was asked under which law an army chief’s tenure could be extended or he could be re-appointed. But the country’s top lawyer failed to explain it, the court added.