SUKKUR (92 News) – Jamiat Ulema-e Islam-F (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has termed that the matter of army chief is sensitive and the Supreme Court will decide itself.
Speaking to the journalists at the residence of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) senior leader Khursheed Shah, the JUI-F chief said that the proceedings of the case regarding COAS General Bajwa’s extension is in the court and the court will decide and give its final decision. “There should be no debate or comment on the matter when the issue is being heard in court,” he added.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman mentioned that the current rulers don’t know how to rule and free and fair elections are ‘need of the hour’ now. “New elections are the only way out of this mess,” he added.
He said NAB is being used for politics. He said Khursheed Shah is sick and this is a critical situation. He is in NAB custody in a corruption and assets beyond means case. Fazl condemned this kind of accountability and said they don't accept it.
On the other hand, announcing a short verdict, the Supreme Court
has extended extension of the army chief’s tenure for six month.
A three-member bench comprising Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Mian Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel and Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah ruled that Gen Bajwa will stay on as the COAS for six more months.
In its short order the SC directed the government to bring necessary legislation within six months’ time. Before the announcement of the verdict, however, the court has directed the federal government to furnish a fresh summary of the army chief’s extension of services.