Shehbaz accuses Imran of delaying COAS extension

Islamabad, March 23 : Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of deliberately delaying the extension in the tenure of the army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, Dawn reported on Wednesday. Shehbaz further claimed that while his party always respected the military and even General Bajwa held Nawaz Sharif in high esteem, the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) was behind a social media campaign targeting the armed forces. Speaking with Dawn, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president recalled that when PM Khan tried to extend the army chief’s tenure, the notification had to be redrafted three times. Sharif, however, admitted he had no solid information to back up his claims, it was his considered opinion that PM Khan intentionally tried to make the process of extension ‘controversial’. ACL1724

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