Armed Forces bill: PM chairs parliamentary party meeting of PTI, allied parties

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ISLAMABAD (City News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday is chairing the parliamentary party meeting of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and its allied parties.

According to sources, the meeting is formulating strategy for the approval of the legislature regarding the Armed Forces.

Sources also informed that the cabinet meeting, which was scheduled to be held today, has been postponed due to legislation related to Army Act in Parliament.

The prime minister has directed the members to ensure their participation in the National Assembly session that will be held today.

Earlier, National Assembly Standing Committee on Defence had unanimously approved the three bills concerning tenures of the services chiefs and the chairman of joint chief of staff committee.

The session was chaired by Defence Minister Pervez Khattak in which Chairman Standing Committee on Defence Amjad Khan and other government representatives were also present.

It is pertinent here to mention that the top court had allowed extension/reappointment of Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa for another six months and asked the government to determine the tenure, terms and conditions of the service of the army chief through legislation within the period.

The court summarised its findings after exploring the scope of Article 243 of the Constitution — which governs the army chief’s appointment, reviewing the Pakistan Army Act, 1952, reviewing the Pakistan Army Act, 1952, the Pakistan Army Act Rules, 1954, and the Army Regulations (Rules)

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