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Imran Khan on General Bajwa: Imran Khan breaks silence on extension of Pakistan Army Chief Bajwa’s term

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  • Imran Khan said he has not decided on extension of Bajwa’s tenure
  • Prime Minister Imran said in an interview, ‘The year has just begun and November is far away’
  • Imran said he has enjoyed an unprecedented relationship with the military leadership

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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that he has not decided on the extension of the tenure of Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa. The Prime Minister said in an interview, ‘The year has just begun and November is far away. Then why worry about the extension of the tenure of the army chief?’ He said he has enjoyed an unprecedented relationship with the military leadership.

Asked whether he felt threatened by any side in the context of rumors of a possible deal between the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the military, the Prime Minister said he would personally are not under pressure. Khan said he has the support of government allies and expressed confidence that his government will complete its mandated five years.

The defeat of the ruling PTI in the local government elections
Khan admitted that his government’s failure to act despite evidence of corruption against opposition leaders could be called his government’s biggest shortcoming, but hopes that PML-N leader Shahbaz Sharif will be investigated by a federal probe, Dawn news reported. Will not be able to escape punishment in the new case brought against him by the agency. He termed the ruling PTI’s defeat in the recent local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as a big loss.

Khan, however, exuded confidence in Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and said that his party is expected to perform better. Bajwa (61) will continue as the Chief of Army Staff till November 28, 2022. A close aide of Khan, Bajwa was due to retire on November 29, 2019, at the end of his original three-year term, but Prime Minister Khan, through a notification, sent the army chief to another of the same length, citing the regional security situation. Extended service.

General Bajwa given six months extension
The Supreme Court on November 28 suspended the government order saying there was no law to extend the tenure of the army chief. But the top court granted a six-month extension to General Bajwa on the government’s assurance that Parliament would pass a law on extension/re-appointment of an army chief within six months. The government won the support of the main opposition parties after an initial deadlock and three bills in the National Assembly regarding raising the retirement age from 60 to 64 years for the chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air Force and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. Presented.

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