In a much awaited detailed verdict of Supreme Court of Pakistan in a case pertaining to tenure of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the court has issued orders that if government will fail in legislation of tenure extension within six months, the Army Chief will be terminated.
The detailed verdict was written by Justice Mansoor Ali Shah. It states that SC bench explored the scope of Article 243 of the Constitution, reviewed the Pakistan Army Act, 1952, the Pakistan Army Act Rules, 1954. “However, for the first time the matter has come to the highest Court of the land questioning the legal framework under which these appointments, retirements and extensions take place,” it read.
“The appointment to the post of COAS is made under Article 243(4)(b) of the Constitution. It would be advantageous to have a look at the history of the successive amendments in the said Article before discussing various aspects surrounding the appointment of the COAS,” it continued.
Earlier, On November 28, the Supreme Court in its order allowed government to grant a six-month extension to COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Read the full verdict here.
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