AGL 5.75 Decreased By ▼ -0.08 (-1.37%)
ANL 9.08 Increased By ▲ 0.05 (0.55%)
AVN 79.25 Increased By ▲ 0.45 (0.57%)
BOP 5.21 Increased By ▲ 0.05 (0.97%)
CNERGY 4.73 Increased By ▲ 0.05 (1.07%)
EFERT 81.22 Increased By ▲ 0.67 (0.83%)
EPCL 50.87 Decreased By ▼ -0.84 (-1.62%)
FCCL 13.51 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-0.73%)
FFL 5.82 Decreased By ▼ -0.03 (-0.51%)
FLYNG 7.25 Increased By ▲ 0.13 (1.83%)
FNEL 4.80 Decreased By ▼ -0.05 (-1.03%)
GGGL 8.90 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
GGL 15.82 Decreased By ▼ -0.23 (-1.43%)
HUMNL 5.88 Increased By ▲ 0.08 (1.38%)
KEL 2.59 Decreased By ▼ -0.01 (-0.38%)
LOTCHEM 29.98 Decreased By ▼ -0.03 (-0.1%)
MLCF 25.28 Decreased By ▼ -0.12 (-0.47%)
OGDC 72.63 Increased By ▲ 0.48 (0.67%)
PAEL 15.43 Decreased By ▼ -0.06 (-0.39%)
PIBTL 5.13 Increased By ▲ 0.12 (2.4%)
PRL 16.48 Increased By ▲ 0.08 (0.49%)
SILK 1.09 Decreased By ▼ -0.01 (-0.91%)
TELE 9.53 Decreased By ▼ -0.12 (-1.24%)
TPL 7.40 Increased By ▲ 0.10 (1.37%)
TPLP 19.29 Increased By ▲ 0.06 (0.31%)
TREET 21.87 Decreased By ▼ -0.08 (-0.36%)
TRG 144.68 Decreased By ▼ -0.29 (-0.2%)
UNITY 17.56 Increased By ▲ 0.94 (5.66%)
WAVES 10.01 Increased By ▲ 0.01 (0.1%)
WTL 1.37 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
BR100 4,258 Increased By 27.9 (0.66%)
BR30 15,841 Increased By 19.2 (0.12%)
KSE100 42,374 Increased By 302.3 (0.72%)
KSE30 15,665 Increased By 161 (1.04%)
Pakistan

Appointment of COAS to be ‘as per law’: govt

ISLAMABAD: The Defence Minister, Khawaja Asif, Wednesday, said that the appointment of the army chief will be...
Published October 6, 2022
Follow us

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Wednesday, said that the appointment of the army chief will be completed as per the law and the Constitution, and anyone among the five nominated names can be appointed as the new army chief.

Talking to the media, he said the next general elections will be held as per schedule.

Asif announced that the process would either start by the end of this month or the beginning of the next and that it will be done in line with the law and the Constitution. Asif added that it is the discretion of the sitting prime minister to choose among the names forwarded by the Defence Ministry.

Speaking on the appointment of the army chief on the basis of seniority, the defence minister said: “All three-star generals are eligible for this.” The defence minister; however, said that in the past, names other than the five suggested have also been chosen for the military chief’s position.

Appointment of COAS is done on merit, says Asif

The defence minister said the armed forces are the defenders of Pakistan’s frontiers and security. He said they are not meant to safeguard the interests of an individual person on his wishes.

The minister said that the PTI chairman is curious about November approaching, but the month will pass by peacefully.

“Imran Khan proved that he was not eligible for the prime minister’s position,” he said, adding that it is people like him who come into power when the Results Transmission System (RTS) stops working.

He further said Imran Khan bites the hand that feeds him. For as long as Imran Khan was in power, he was indebted to someone; ‘and look how he talks today’. He also claimed that Khan asked for forgiveness while meeting “them” but flares up during his rallies.

The defence minister said that Khan talks about cases being pardoned by the Punjab government and questioned which of PML-N’s cases have been pardoned.

“He should list one case of ours which has been pardoned. We know that he sent his message to Punjab through the President of Pakistan Arif Alvi,” the minister said.

Khawaja Asif said the coalition partners removed Imran Khan from power through the no-confidence motion as per the democratic process. He said Imran Khan, through his lies, is continuously misleading the nation. He said audio leaks of Imran Khan had exposed his foreign-conspiracy mantra. According to the minister, politicians have long fought for our institutions to remain neutral.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022

Comments

Comments are closed.

MKA Oct 06, 2022 11:27am
Constitution is sacrosanct, for fascists it is not.
thumb_up Recommended (0)

Appointment of COAS to be ‘as per law’: govt

Pakistan seeks support from Bank of China to bring back macroeconomic stability

Pakistan receives $500mn from AIIB: finance ministry

Submarine cable disruption hits Pakistan's internet services

Ten terrorists killed in gun battle with security forces in Balochistan: ISPR

Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa hands over baton of command to Gen Asim Munir

Rupee remains stable at 223.95 against US dollar

ECP spokesperson sacked over statement regarding dissolution of assemblies

Hina Rabbani Khar meets interim Afghan government leadership on one-day Kabul trip

Oil jumps on hopes for easing of China’s COVID controls

Islamabad court extends Azam Swati’s remand for 4 days