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Balochistan National Party chief has announced he won’t support Army Amendment Act

Balochistan National Party chief has announced he won’t support Army Amendment Act

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Today, the PTI government has tabled a bill that seeks to amend provisions to the Pakistan Army Act 1952. In particular, this bill seeks to amend provisions to the extension of the tenure of the Chief of Army Staff including his appointment and re-appointment airtight. This is following the controversy that occurred after the current Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Bajwa was granted an extension to his tenure for 3 years.

The Balochistan National Party (BNP) President Senator Hasil Bizenjo and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) Senator Usman Kakar have announced that they would not support Army Act Amendment Bill 2020 in the parliament.

Earlier, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had stated that the government had not taken the PPP into confidence over the Army Act amendment. PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif also added today that amendments of this gravity cannot be made within a short one or two day time-frame, rather, they need to follow a proper procedure and schedule.

Keep up to date with more news at ProperGaanda: Everything you need to know about the Army Amendment Act 2020

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