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All political parties are unanimous on extension of COAS tenure: Fawad Chaudhry

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

01st Dec, 2019. 09:47 am
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Federal Minister of Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said that ministers consider themselves as kings, which is against people’s interest.

Federal Minister for Science & Technology Fawad Chaudhry said former president General (retired) Pervez Musharraf was the nation’s benefactor.

While addressing a ceremony in Jhelum, the federal minister said, “Pervez Musharraf has rid us of PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif in 1999 that’s why, he is our benefactor.”

Responding to a question about the PML-N chief’s return to Pakistan, the minister was of the view, “Even Nawaz Sharif’s family has no hope of his homecoming.”

“When Pervez Musharraf was in power, a lot of people used to stand queuing up to light his cigar,” he pointed out.

Fawad Chaudhry said all the political parties are unanimous on extension to Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s tenure, hoping the relevant legislation would be completed in the next parliamentary session.

Earlier, Islamabad Special Court decided to hear high treason case on a daily basis from December 5, and said former army chief General Pervez Musharraf (retd) can record his statement under Section 342 of Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 before that date.

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on November 27 stopped the Special Court from announcing its reserved judgment on the petition of Ministry of Interior.

A three-member Special Court headed by Justice Waqar Ahmed Seth and comprising Justice Nazar Akbar and Justice Shahid Kareem reserved the verdict on November 19.

The secretary interior had filed the petition under Article 199 of Constitution to set aside the Special Court order dated November 19, 2019.

Musharraf in his petition said that the Special Court has reserved judgment in the case on November 19 without hearing his stance.

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