Federal government amended the Pakistan Army Regulations (Rules) for extension in tenure of COAS

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Federal government amended the Pakistan Army Regulations (Rules) for extension in tenure of COAS

ISLAMABAD - Federal government amended the Pakistan Army Regulations (Rules) for extension in tenure of COAS.

As per the media reporr, Federal government today amended the Army Regulations (Rules) to include a provision for an "extension in tenure" of the army chief.

Addressing the press conference, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood said the Supreme Court had today observed that the Army Regulations did not have a provision for an "extension".

He announced that in order to "assist the court and clear matters", the cabinet today amended Rule 255 of the Army Regulations (Rules). Besides "suspension of retirement" and "limitation of retirement", Rule 255 will now also contain "extension in tenure" of the army chief, he said.

According to the minister, the amendment is in line with the prime minister's intention to grant an extension to Gen Bajwa.

The cabinet gave its consent to alter the summary for the army chief's reappointment in light of the amendment in the Army Regulations. The old summary will be withdrawn and a new summary will be sent to the prime minister, Mehmood said.