Chief justice suspends notification of Bajwa’s tenure extension until tomorrow

Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa has suspended the notification of Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa’s tenure extension until the hearing tomorrow, stating that only the president of Pakistan can extend the tenure of the army chief. On August 19, Prime Minister Imran Khan had approved an extension in the tenure of Gen Bajwa for another three years.

Justice Khosa said that out of 25 cabinet members, only 11 had approved the extension. “Fourteen members of the cabinet did not give any opinion due to their absence,” Justice Khosa said. The court issued notices to defence ministry, federal government and Gen Bajwa, who is due to retire on November 29. The hearing was adjourned until Wednesday.

Source: Dawn