New Delhi: Pakistan’s Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, on Monday, got a three-year extension as Chief Of the Army Staff (COAS) from the embattled Prime Minister Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi as the neighbouring country hurtled from one crisis to another.
According to reports, Imran had “approved” the extension of Bajwa’s term.
“General Qamar Javed Bajwa is appointed Chief Of the Army Staff for another term of three years from the date of completion of current tenure,” a statement from the PM’s office said.
The extension of tenure comes amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir after New Delhi defanged the temporary Articles 370 and 35-A of the Constitution, ending the “special status” of the border state.
General Bajwa,58, who had been appointed as COAS in November 2016 by the then PM, Nawaz Sharif, was expected to retire this year.