ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet meeting on Thursday approved a draft bill for making amendments in the Army Act over the directives of the Supreme Court (SC).
The amended law is likely to be tabled in the upcoming session of the National Assembly after opposition holds consultations with opposition parties.
According to a copy of the Army Act amendment bill available with AbbTakk News, the future extension in the tenure of an army chief will not be challenged in any court of law.
The bill states that the legislation shall be called the “Pakistan Army (Amendment) Act, 2020”.
According to a bill, the appointment, reappointment or extension of the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) “shall not be called into question before any court on any ground whatsoever.”
According to an amendment, the appointment of chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee will also be added to the Act and anyone from the remaining services can become CJCSC.