Imran Khan hints to extend COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa’s tenure till election
Former prime minister and PTI chairman Imran Khan hinted to extend the tenure of Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa till the next elections.
In an interview with a private TV channel, Imran Khan said the process to appoint the next army chief should be deferred till after the next general elections.
The suggestion effectively means granting another extension to the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa till the next elections.
“The coalition parties are scared of losing the next general elections,” he said, adding that only nations progress which takes decisions on merit.
Khan further added that the army chief’s appointment should be based on merit. “Neither Asif Ali Zardari nor Nawaz Sharif is qualified for taking this decision on merit,” he elaborated.
Berating all comments of lawyers, and political analysts, he said that no matter what they say the country is facing an “unusual situation.”
“We should now think of how to get the country out of the quagmire,” he said, reiterating that he is ready to hold talks with the incumbent government if they are willing to hold free and fair snap polls.
The PTI chief reiterated that political stability will come from elections.”