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Legal Team Briefs PM on SC Proceedings in COAS Extension Case

Legal Team Briefs PM on SC Proceedings in COAS Extension Case
Legal Team Briefs PM on SC Proceedings in COAS Extension Case

A legal team briefed Prime Minister Imran Khan on Supreme Court (SC) proceedings regarding the case pertaining to extension in Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s tenure.

Sources familiar with the matter informed that Attorney General of Pakistan Anwar Mansoor Khan was part of the meeting. The dignitaries also examined the draft which the apex court asked. Furthermore, consultations were held over the new summary for submission in the SC. It is pertinent to mention here that the top court has reserved its verdict regarding the case which will be announced shortly.

Meanwhile, Supreme Court of Pakistan has reserved its verdict on landmark case regarding extension of General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s tenure. A short order is expected later in the day. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice, Asif Saeed Khosa is hearing the matter. Barrister Farogh Naseem, who resigned from his post as Law Minister to pursue the case is representing the army chief while Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan is representing the government.

The three-year term of Gen Bajwa, who is reaching the age of superannuation [60 years] next year, as Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) is ending on Thursday and he can continue his service if the SC decides the case in his favour before Nov 29.

Before the announcement of the verdict, however, the court has directed the federal government to furnish a fresh summary of the army chief’s extension of services.

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