Federal Cabinet approves Army Act Amendment Bill


The federal cabinet members have approved the amendment in Army Act which defines tenure of the army chief’s services and procedure for the extension of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), citing sources. The emergency session of the federal cabinet held under the chair of Prime Minister Imran Khan has concluded after approving a draft bill for making amendment in the Army Act over the directives of the Supreme Court (SC).
Sources said the latest legislation has been approved to define the process of extension for COAS and the service period of an army chief. The Army Act’s amendment will also be applied on the Chairman of Joint Chiefs and Services Chief, sources added. The amended law is likely to be tabled in the upcoming session of the National Assembly scheduled on Wednesday (today) for its final approval.

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