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Imran Khan extends Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Bajwa's term by three years

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has extended Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa's term by three more years. The notification was issued by Pakistan Prime Minister's Office in the evening. The notification has been signed by Imran Khan himself.

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New Delhi Updated on: August 19, 2019 20:59 IST
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Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa's term has been extended by three years. General Bajwa has been making aggressive statements especially after the revocation of Article 370.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday extended Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa's term by three more years. The notification was issued by Pakistan Prime Minister's Office in the evening. The notification has been signed by Imran Khan himself.

"General Qamar Javed Bajwa is appointed Chief of Army Staff for another term of three years from the date of completion of current tenure. The decision has been taken in view of the regional security environment" read the brief notification issued by the prime minister's office.The notification has been personally signed by Pakistan PM Imran Khan.

News of the extension broke in the Pakistani media on Monday evening. Within an hour, the Pakistani Government confirmed the development by tweeting from its official Twitter handle.

58-year-old General Qamar Javed Bajwa took charge as Pakistan Army Chief of Staff in November 2016. He was appointed by then Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

General Bajwa has been making aggressive public statements against India. Especially after India revoked Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, General Bajwa joined the chorus emanating from Pakistan denouncing India.

Ignoring the fact that the issues related to Jammu and Kashmir were internal matters of India, General Bajwa recently said soldiers of Pakistani Army will "go to any extent" to help Kashmiris.

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