Decision to extend ex-COAS Bajwa’s tenure ‘not a mistake’, says PPP’s Nayyar Bokhari

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PPP Secretary General Nayyar Bokhari has said his party is of the opinion that the PTI government’s decision to extend former army chief retired General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s tenure at the end of his initial three-year tenure in 2019 was “not a mistake”.

“We don’t think it was a mistake,” Bokhari said while speaking to media and explained that the extension was given in light of the situation in the country at the time.

The PTI has of late publicly expressed their regret on the matter. Former speaker Asad Qaiser, in an interview this month, admitted that extending Gen Bajwa’s tenure as the army was the “wrong decision” which the party regretted.

Former prime minister and PTI chief Imran Khanhad also admitted that he committed a mistake by extending the former army chief’s tenure.