ISLAMABAD: : President Arif Alvi approved all amendments to the Armed Forces Act covering all three of Pakistan’s military forces – the Army, Navy and Air Force.
After the president’s signature, the three amendments formally became law. The stages of the regulation of the Armed Forces have now been completed.
The federal government will soon submit a report on the legislation to the Supreme Court, according to media sources.
After receiving a green signal from the National Assembly and Senate, on Thursday, President Arif Alvi was sent the amendment bills relating to the extension in the tenure of service chiefs for final approval.
According to details, all three bills for amendments – the Pakistan Army (Amendment) Bill 2020, the Pakistan Air Force (Amendment) Bill 2020 and the Pakistan Navy (Amendment) Bill 2020 – were sent to the president after they had been signed by Parliament’s upper and lower houses.
Minister of Defense Pervez Khattak tabled the bills in the Senate on January 8 that were approved by the representatives unanimously. The conference was postponed until 10:30 a.m. on Friday.
While religious parties Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) opposed the amendment bills on January 6. Both parties did not take part in the voting process and left the NA believing it to be “false.”