New Delhi : The Supreme Court of Pakistan suspended the service extension notification of the Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday.
The development added volatility to the charged up political atmospheres in Pakistan; where troubles have encircled the Imran Khan government on many fronts.
According to reports, Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa has suspended the notification extending the tenure of the Army chief for another three years.
The suspension was given by a three-member bench consisting of the Chief Justice along with judges Mazhar Alam and Justice Mansoor Ali Shah. The bench was hearing a petition filed by the Jurist Foundation.
The Jurist Foundation had challenged the extension given to the Army chief, who was to retire on November 29, asking the Supreme Court to declare it null and void and illegal.
The government was defended by Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan who said Bajwa’s tenure had not been extended without securing President Arif Alvi’s approval.