General Bajwa’s extension: A dilemma

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The SC of Pakistan on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of the case regarding the extension in service of Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa sending a wave of curiosity nationwide.

Already extension has been the talk of the town for the last couple of days and now 29th November’s announcement filled butterflies in the stomach of the people across Pakistan.

Emergency meeting called upon

The army chief is also attending the meeting Prime Minister Imran Khan is chairing an emergency meeting of senior members of the federal cabinet to deliberate upon the proceedings of Supreme Court in connection with extension in tenure of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

The high-level meeting is called to consult on amendments made in rules of the Army Act, sources said. Senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and the representatives of the law ministry Babar Awan is also present

Farogh Naseem resigns

The three-member bench of the highest court is headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and includes Justice Mazhar Alam and Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah.

The federal law minister Farogh Naseem, who resigned from his post on Tuesday after the court took up the case, in order to represent the army chief, submitted his power of attorney on arrival to the courtroom today.

Commenting in the courtroom, the CJP remarked they will hear everyone as it is an important issue, adding that earlier this question was never raised and now that it has been brought forward, all the legal aspects will be reviewed.

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