With less than two weeks left for the retirement of General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Pakistan government is seeking to amend an Act of 1952 to have greater authority over the appointment and retention of the Army chief, according to a media report on Wednesday.
The current army chief Gen Bajwa will be retiring by November 29 after serving for six years, which included one extension in his term.
The planned amendment of the Pakistan Army Act (PAA) 1952 would empower the prime minister to retain an incumbent Army chief with a simple notification rather than through a complex constitutional process which also requires the President's assent, the Dawn newspaper reported.
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First Published: Nov 17 2022 | 12:17 AM IST