ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has determined to reappoint the MQM-Pakistan Senator Farogh Naseem as his authorities’s legislation minister, two days after he resigned from his publish to characterize military chief Gen Qamar Bajwa earlier than the Supreme Court docket in a case concerning an extension in his tenure.
The Supreme Court docket on Thursday accredited a conditional extension in military chief’s tenure for a further six months who was set to retire on November 29.
The three-judge bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa in a brief order mentioned it was granting the COAS a conditional extension of six months, giving parliament time to make clear the constitutional tips underneath which a military chief’s tenure could possibly be extended.
“Contemplating that the (military chief) is liable for the command, self-discipline, coaching, administration, organisation and preparedness for battle of the military … we, whereas exercising restraint, discover it applicable to depart the matter to the parliament,” Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa informed the court docket.
Based on sources, Naseem might be sworn in as Federal Minister for Legislation and Justice on Friday. President Arif Alvi will administer the oath at his official residence in Islamabad after which the Cupboard Division will situation a notification of his appointment.
Earlier within the day, the barrister refuted “rumours” that PM Imran reprimanded the federal government’s authorized staff for mishandling the matter of military chief’s extension.
“I need to make clear this that nobody requested me to resign… neither Prime Minister Imran Khan nor Normal Bajwa…I resigned for my nation voluntarily,” he mentioned.
PM Imran prior to now had hailed the senior lawyer as considered one of his “favorite” ministers within the federal cupboard.