General elections in Pakistan will be held next year as per schedule.
Defense Minister Khawaja Asif made an important announcement.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s tenure ends in November.
Islamabad. Pakistan’s Defense Minister Khawaja Asif said on Wednesday that the country’s general elections will be held in 2023 as per the schedule. The new army chief will be appointed next month as per the law and constitution. Outgoing Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s tenure ends at the end of November. Earlier, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has started the exercise of appointing a new army chief.
Last month, former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan had called for early elections and said that General Bajwa should be given another extension till the election of a new government. Asif told the media on Wednesday that the new army chief will be appointed in November as per the law and constitution. Whereas in 2023, when the term of the current National Assembly ends, the elections will be held as per the schedule.
Bajwa has been holding the top post of Pakistan Army for six years. He was appointed in 2016. But, after three years in office, in 2019, Khan’s then government extended his term for another three years.
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First Publication: 05 October 2022, 23:10 IST