Islamabad, Aug 19 : Pakistan's Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has been given a three-year extension in tenure keeping in view the "regional security environment".
“General Qamar Javed Bajwa is appointed Chief of Army Staff for another term of three years from the date of completion of current tenure,” said Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Office.
“The decision has been taken in view of the regional security environment,” it added.
Prime Minister Khan on Monday approved the extension in tenure General Bajwa, who was appointed as army chief on November 29, 2016, was due to complete his term this November.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Affairs Naeem ul Haq said Gen Bajwa'a "leadership, integrity and patriotism is critical at this crucial juncture when Pakistan is facing a grave crisis in Kashmir. The whole nation can feel comfortable that leadership of our armed forces is in good hands."(UNI)