Pakistan’s Supreme Court on November 28 approved the extension of Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa’s service for another six months, two days after it put a stay on the government notification granted him a three-year extension. 

In an unprecedented move, the Pakistan SC had sought a justification from the government on the three-year extension, which is being seen as a challenge to the Army chief’s position, rare in a country that has been ruled by the Army for more than half of its seven decades and where the saying goes that it’s not a country with an Army but an Army with a country.

Pak SC approves six months’ extension to Army Chief after blocking three-year extension

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