On Monday, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says Prime Minister Imran Khan decided to appoint General Qamar Javed Bajwa as Chief of Army Staff for another three years. This decision is according to the security environment in the entire region, including Afghanistan and Indian Occupied Kashmir. Moreover, the foreign minister says that it is a clear message to India that there are continuation and clarity in the political and military leadership in Pakistan. And they are on one page. Also, Qureshi mentioned irresponsible statements from India’s defence minister. He mentioned it by saying that you should not have any doubts over their aims and intentions.
The extension of General Bajwa starts from the date of completion of current tenure. Moreover, General Bajwa was first appointed as Pakistan’s Army chief in November 2016 by then-prime minister Nawaz Sharif. He took over command from former Army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif.