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Parliamentary party session underway in Islamabad

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

03rd Jan, 2020. 10:37 am
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Parliamentary party session of the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf is underway in Parliament house Islamabad.

Prime Minister Imran Khan is chairing the session.

The session is organized in order to finalize strategy for the approval of the Army Act amendment bill from the Parliament.

The premier will also attend the session of the National Assembly.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned a session of the parliamentary party on Friday.

It is pertinent to mention that The Federal Cabinet on Wednesday this week approved the amendment in Tenure Extension Act of Army Chief.

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired the meeting.

The Federal Cabinet approved the amendment in Tenure Extension Act of Army Chief.

Amendments to the Army Act approved in light of Supreme Court orders.

Premier held consultation with cabinet members over important political matters besides discussing new targets of 2020.

It is to remember that, on November 28, 2019, the Supreme Court allowed the extension in the tenure of Chief of Army Staff  General Qamar Javed Bajwa by six months.

The SC and government’s representative mulled over extending a conditional three-month extension in COAS’s tenure while the government comes up with a legislation.

The government then presented a written summary undertaking that the parliament will pass legislation regarding the extension matter within six months and also an amended notification.

The amendments included the elimination of the mention of the SC, duration of the army chief’s tenure and the description of army chief’s salary and incentives.

A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and comprising Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel and Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah took up Riaz Hanif Rahi’s petition against the extension in tenure of army chief.

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