'Political tactic': Ahsan Iqbal slams govt for talking about army chief's extension before time

‘Political tactic’: Ahsan Iqbal slams govt for talking about army chief’s extension before time

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NAOWAL: PML-N Secretary-General Ahsan Iqbal on Sunday slammed the PTI government for “talking about the extension of the army chief’s tenure before the right time” and called it another “political tactic,”.

Speaking to journalists in Narowal, Iqbal said that “a new military chief is appointed during the last three months of the incumbent’s tenure, therefore, talking about the extension before time is just a political tactic.”

He further said that the government is “trying to play a dangerous political card on the matter of the army chief’s appointment” adding that it is a “condemnable act.” 

Iqbal’s comments are in response to a statement issued by Prime Minister Imran Khan on January 6, when he said in an interview that his relationship with the military was “exemplary” and mentioned that he had not considered further expansion. The term of the military chief will be decided in November 2022.

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