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Pak Supreme Court grants 6 month extension to General Bajwa

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Islamabad:In a relief to Imran Khan Government, the Pakistan Supreme Court granted a six month conditional extension to army Chief General Bajwa.

A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and comprising Justices Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel and Mansoor Ali Shah, in its short order directed the government to bring necessary legislation within six months’ time, Geo TV reported.

Bajwa’s three-year tenure is set to expire on Thursday at midnight and he can now continue as the Army chief for another six months.

Through an official notification of August 19 Prime Minister Khan granted a three-year extension to General Bajwa, citing “regional security environment”.

After the top court’s observations in the case the government withdrew the August 19 orders and issued a fresh notification which was also rejected by the court on Wednesday.

Imran Khan held an emergency Cabinet meeting on Wednesday to deal with the uncertain situation, Gen Bajwa himself was present in the deliberations.