PM can only talk about army chief’s selection, not extension: Abbasi

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PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said Prime Minister Imran Khan was creating a “unnecessary fuss” over army chief’s tenure, saying that as per the Constitution a premier was only mandated to talk about the “appointment” of the military head and not of their “extension”.

Prime Minister Imran Khan had on Jan 6 said he had so far not thought about extension in the tenure of Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa.

“The current year has just started and November is far away. Then why is there a worry about extension in the tenure of the army chief,” the prime minister had said in an interview.

PML-N Secretary-General Ahsan Iqbal had on Sunday also hit out at the prime minister for speaking about the extension of the chief of army staff tenure prematurely.

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