Former PM Nawaz Sharif party to vote in favour of COAS General Qamar Bajwa extension beyond six months, claims Sheikh Rashid

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Former PM Nawaz Sharif party to vote in favour of COAS General Qamar Bajwa extension beyond six months, claims Sheikh Rashid

ISLAMABAD - Former PM Nawaz Sharif party to vote in favour of COAS General Qamar Bajwa extension beyond six months, claims Sheikh Rashid.

Federal Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said that the army chief will fulfill his three-year term. "Think of the six months as three years for the army chief," he said.

He claimed that the PML-N was on-board with General Bajwa's extension.

"Yes they will vote for his extension beyond six months. They will vote with folded hands. PML-N is on-board with this decision," he said.

He said that the government would have been ready if the court had given a different verdict. SC allows govt to extend army chief's tenure

The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the federal government to grant a six-month extension to COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

In its short order the apex court directed the government to bring necessary legislation within six months' time.