PM Imran Khan responds over Supreme Court verdict in COAS General Qamar Bajwa tenure extension case

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PM Imran Khan responds over Supreme Court verdict in COAS General Qamar Bajwa tenure extension case

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan responds over Supreme Court verdict in COAS General Qamar Bajwa tenure extension case.

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said the Supreme Court’s decision to grant a six-month extension to army chief General Qamar must be a “great disappointment” to those expecting instability in the country due to a “clash between institutions”.

The premier added that it is a “special disappointment” for the country’s “external enemies and mafias within”.

“Mafias who have stashed their loot abroad and seek to protect this loot by destabilising the country,” said the prime minister on the micro-blogging site Twitter.

The three-judge bench headed by Justice Khosa announced the short order and ruled that General Bajwa will serve as the army chief for six more months based on the undertaking submitted by the government.

The undertaking states that the parliament will draft legislation on the issue of an army chief’s tenure within six months.

Lauding his party’s struggles, he said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was the first party to advocate for an independent judiciary.

He also said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was the first party to advocate independent Judiciary and rule of law.

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