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COAS tenure extension: SC to recommence hearing of case today

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

28th Nov, 2019. 09:33 am
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Federal cabinet

The Supreme Court (SC) will resume hearing of the case regarding extension in tenure of the army chief here on Thursday.

Federal cabinet on Thursday has approved circulation summary of Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s tenure extension, as per sources.

According to sources, a new summary regarding the extension of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa was formulated by the Federal Government after the Supreme Court (SC) heard a case into the matter.

Sources said that the summary was sent to cabinet members through special messenger for their opinion on the matter.

The summary has been sent to the President for approval, confirmed the sources.

The circulation summary was formulated in an emergency session under Prime Minister Imran Khan, where the Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa was himself present along with the senior cabinet members, legal team and former law minister Farogh Naseem.

A three-member bench of the Supreme Court will resume hearing of the case related to the extension in service of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa here on Thursday (today).

Earlier on Wednesday, The SC of Pakistan adjourned the hearing of the case regarding the tenure extension of of Army Chief till Thursday.

Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan is representing the government in the case.

Before the case was adjourned till 1 pm, the case hearing commenced earlier today, the court clarified that it had not taken suo-motu notice and media misunderstood the whole scenario.

Moreover, PM Imran Khan chaired an important meeting in Prime minister house owing to the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s decision regarding the extension in service of Army Chief.

According to the details, COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa, former law minister Farogh Naseem, Attorney General, the government’s legal team and other senior cabinet members were present during the meeting.

The premier directed Faroogh Naseem to appear before the Supreme Court with full Preparations.

During the meeting consultations were also held over the amendments made in the rules of the Army Act.

The government’s legal team briefed the Prime Minister and the cabinet about the objections raised by the apex court in the case during Wednesday’s hearing.

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