Army chief extension: Federal cabinet approves amendment in Army Act

Army chief extension: Federal cabinet approves amendment in Army Act

Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): The Federal Cabinet on Wednesday approved an amendment to the Pakistan Army Act 1952.


The premier had summoned an emergency meeting of the federal cabinet to approve the bill pertaining to the army chief’s extension.

The move comes in light of the directions given by the Supreme Court last month in a case pertaining to the extension in tenure of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

The new bill will be presented before the Parliament in order to come into effect.

According to sources, it is expected that the government may table the bill in the current session of the parliament.

President Arif Alvi had on Tuesday convened a session of both the upper and lower house of the parliament on a twenty-four hour notice.