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Khurshid Shah says the current government will decide on the next COAS

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Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader and Federal Minister for Water Resources Khurshid Shah has said that the decision on the appointment of the next Chief of Army Staff (COAS) will be taken by the present government.

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Speaking to Urdu News, he said that the current COAS General Bajwa is due to retire in November and usually the decision on the new COAS is taken two months before the retirement date of the outgoing chief. Hence, the decision will be taken under the present government, he said.

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“Whatever decision is taken regarding the new COAS, it will be taken by the present government,” he said.

Khurshid Shah’s statement came a day after the Pakistan Army’s media arm Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) asked politicians to refrain from commenting about military officers, including the appointment of the next army chief.

The PPP leader also said that Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has not yet started the consultation process on the appointment of the new COAS and it is likely to start after June.

“It is the prime minister’s prerogative to take whatever decision he takes. The Prime Minister will consult his colleagues, but he is the decision-maker. ,

The minister said that the next general election should be held by November or December after overturning the electoral laws passed by the PTI government.

Khurshid Shah said that discussions on elections should be confined to politicians only and the establishment should be approached to discuss issues related to security for voting.

The PPP leader said Pakistan’s election commission is completely independent and Imran Khan should be praised for appointing an independent chief election commissioner, but the former prime minister is “unfortunately defaming his own credit”.

He took a dig at Imran Khan for his statements against the establishment in his public rallies. “Imran Khan scares first” [others] And scared myself.”

Shah said he was not aware of the internal details of the PML-N meetings in London as it was an internal matter of the party.

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