New summary for the extension in COAS General Qamar Bajwa approved: Report

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New summary for the extension in COAS General Qamar Bajwa approved: Report

ISLAMABAD: Federal Cabinet has approved new summary for the extension in the Army Chief’s tenure and sent it to President for approval.

Briefing the newsmen on the Federal Cabinet meeting in Islamabad today, Minister for Education, Shafqat Mahmood said the Cabinet reviewed the situation after the verdict of the Supreme Court regarding extension in the service of Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

He said the Cabinet approved amendment in the Rule 255 of Army regulation to assist the court.

He said the Federal Cabinet and its allied parties have expressed complete support for extension in service of Army Chief.

The Minister for Education said under article 243, it is Prime Minister’s prerogative to appoint services chiefs.

Shafqat Mahmood said Prime Minister has the prerogative to send advice to the President on the extension in service of the Chief of Army Staff and the Prime Minister gave advice to the President under the same prerogative and President gave the approval of extension.