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General Bajwa’s extension? Cabinet Committee proposal to amend the Army Act, replacing “re-appointment” with “retention”TAZAA News

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The Cabinet Committee on Legislation decided to amend the 1952 Army Act to replace “reassignment” of the army chief with “retention”.

On Tuesday evening, Dawn News correspondent Riyazul Haque made a shocking revelation that the Cabinet Committee on Legislation has proposed several amendments to the Army Act, 1952. It is a Cabinet sub-committee from which proposals are sent to the Cabinet and then from the Cabinet to Parliament.

Riyazul Haq said on Adil Shahzeb’s program on Dawn News that many reforms have been proposed, but considering the current situation, the most interesting reform is regarding the “reappointment” or “retention” of the army chief.

Section 176-A of the Act was amended by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf in 2020 on a Supreme Court order, which spelled out the extension of the army chief’s tenure as “re-appointment”.

However, in the proposed amendment, the word “re-appointment” has been changed to “retention”.

According to Riyazul Haq, legal experts believe that the word “maintenance” is very important in the current conditions.

It should be noted that for the last few days, the debate on the appointment of a new army commander has been going on throughout the country. Former prime minister Imran Khan has repeatedly said that Nawaz Sharif wants to appoint someone as army chief to hide his theft, while Muslim League-N says Imran Khan is debating the appointment of army chief so you can install. Choose the leader of your army.

Meanwhile, there are reports that a decision may be taken to extend General Bajwa’s tenure, despite the fact that the army chief has repeatedly rejected the possibility of an extension and has held farewell meetings for the past few days.

Last month, Imran Khan said in an interview with Kamran Khan that the appointment of the army chief can be postponed for a while so that elections can be held in the country and the new government can appoint the army chief at will. The PML-N, on the other hand, has consistently rejected the proposal, stressing that the power to appoint the army chief rests with the prime minister, and when new elections are held, that decision is also the prime minister’s responsibility. .in possession

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