Top court suspends army chief’s extension notification
Top court suspends army chief’s extension notification

ISLAMABAD: In an unprecedented development, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Asif Saeed Khosa on Tuesday suspended the notification of Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa’s tenure extension until the hearing tomorrow.

The court issued notices to all parties, including Gen Bajwa, who is due to retire on November 29. The hearing was adjourned until Wednesday.

Earlier in August, Prime Minister Imran Khan had approved a three-year extension in the tenure of General Bajwa.

“General Qamar Javed Bajwa is appointed Chief of Army Staff for another term of three years from the date of completion of current tenure,” a notification issued from the Prime Minister Office said at the time.

Last week, the PMO confirmed the news, recalling that, in this regard, a notification has already been issued on Aug 19.

The statement came after a meeting between PM Imran and Gen Bajwa amid reports of an alleged rift between the civilian government and the military establishment. This was the second meeting of the two in a week.

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