Keeping in notice, the escalating security conditions of Pakistan, the PTI government has shown involvement in several important decisions. Among other positive changes in the country’s political hemisphere, COAS’s extension has again created chaos. Currently, along with the hashtag #NationRejectsExtension, Pakistanis are showing disapproval on Twitter against Supreme Court’s (SC) decision.
Pakistanis spitting fire on Twitter after Supreme Court (SC) extension to COAS!
Apparently, Pakistan is currently battling against massive economic and political issues in and out. Back in July, ‘rumors turned reality’ of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa receiving an ‘extension offer’ from Prime Minister Imran Khan started circulating. Recently, after the official notification was issued, SC’s earlier approved 6-months extension to COAS has Pakistani Twitter on fire.
Reflecting upon the heated situation between Pakistan and India, PM Imran Khan extended General Bajwa’s tenure by three years. Previously, the COAS’s service period which was to end on November 29, 2019. Later, after the PM Office issued the confirmation notice, General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s was due to retire in the year 2022.
The hashtag #NationRejectExtension trending on Twitter!
Soon after the Supreme Court’s verdict came out, Pakistanis started expressing their opinions on social media. As of now, hashtag #NationRejectsExtension is trending on Twitter and the social platform is flooded with such opposing comments and reactions.
Just an unusual rhyming tweet!
Big issue of today is extension
It's getting huge attention,
Why you create a big tension
Man, u will get pension,
Get the respected suspension
Get off from daily contention.
— Ali Kahloon (@AliKahloon007) November 28, 2019
“Salute to Iron Man Justice Asif Saeed Khosa”!
No matter what the verdict is
But This man won my heart.. Salute to IRON MAN "JUSTICE ASIF SAEED KHOSA" You're proud for Pakistan.#NationRejectsExtension #QamarJavedBajwa #ISPR #BajwaExtention pic.twitter.com/uFQWQHYMuz
— Faisal (@FaisalViewss) November 28, 2019
People even quoted former COAS General Raheel Sharif’s take on his rumored extension!
If Honor, Dignity and Respect had a Face. 👇👇👍👍#NationRejectsExtension pic.twitter.com/Zd0SFIcAiw
— فخرعالم (@Fakhar76Fakhar) November 28, 2019
Hold it right there!
Had there any self-esteem, Bajwa would have given his resignation by now after such humiliation. I wonder how can extension be more important than one’s respect. #NationRejectsExtension #SupremeCourtOfPakistan
— Rasheeq Ali Mughal (@RasheeqAliMugha) November 28, 2019
And now, the suggestions for the next COAS are also pouring in!
New Army chief has been seen in Peshawar and surrounding areas, people from other parts of the country should wait till the time according to their own areas.
Informed sources#NationRejectsExtension pic.twitter.com/1zyk4pu4CK
— Ayesha Rao (@AyeshaM4A) November 28, 2019
Eventually, earlier this week, COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa’s extension was suspended by the Supreme Court. Behind the immediate decision was Pakistan’s Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa who identified the loopholes in the case. In the hearing session, CJP Khosa reiterated the legal requirements that need to be fulfilled in order to extend COAS’s service tenure.
Proceedings from today’s hearing session!
Earlier today, in the hearing session, several terms have been set between the government and the Supreme Court (SC). Particularly, the court has given six months to the government to complete the legislation in the Pakistan Army Act. Moreover, the top court has demanded some official submissions from the government until the approved six months period ends.
The Supreme Court (SC) has asked the government representatives to submit an undertaking from the parliament. SC has asked the government to present an undertaking ensuring that the legislation will be passed. Eventually, the government now has only six months to present submit the requirements until COAS’s extension is valid.
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