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.
Government has granted an extension of three years in the tenure of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. pic.twitter.com/oSCImgBFKl— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) August 19, 2019
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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