ISLAMABAD: Is there greater than meets the attention within the legal challenge to Pakistan military chief Common Qamar Bajwas three-12 months extension that led to extreme embarrassment for the overall? Might the scheme have been cooked up by generals whose prospects had been successfully scuttled by Common Bajwas continuance?
Simply two days forward of Common Bajwas completion of a 3-12 months time period as military chief and earlier than the Supreme Courtroom was to resolve his extension case, the Pakistan military had introduced a significant reshuffle of its prime brass. Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza was appointed Chief of Common Employees an important and prestigious appointment after the COAS. Lt Gen Muhammad Amir was made adjutant basic.
The listing issued by Inter Providers Public Relations (ISPR), the armys media wing, additionally included names of two corps commanders. Lt Gen Shaheen Mazhar Mahmood was made commander of Mangla Corps (which offers with LoC and all India ops) and Lt Gen Nauman Mehmood was appointed commander of Peshawar Corps (western border and anti-terror operations).
The petition within the Supreme Courtroom in opposition to Common Bajwas extension, coming because it did simply because the essential appointments had been finalised, was filed by advocate Riaz Hanif Rahi, whose monitor report signifies that he has invariably filed references in opposition to individuals inconvenient for the military like former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and Justice Qazi Faez Isa.
Rahi is understood for submitting controversial petitions in courts. The most recent petition is seen to be one thing that would not be thought-about with out robust backing from inside the army. Rahi has additionally challenged the particular court docket arrange to strive former president Pervez Musharraf for treason. His antecedents strongly recommend that he was instigated to challenge Common Bajwas extension by asection of military officers who had been adversely affected by it, really feel Indian sources. Lt Gen Sarfraz Sattar, who was the senior most after Gen Bajwa, retired after Lt Gen Nadeem Raza was appointed chairman of the joint chiefs of employees committee on November 27. Gen Raza will serve for three years. The appointment is made by the prime minister. After Gen Raza, Lt Gen Humayun Aziz is the senior most.


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