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General elections can be held before new army chief’s appointment: Kh Asif

LONDON – Federal Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Wednesday said that the general elections in Pakistan could be held prior to the appointment of the new army chief.

He expressed these view while talking to BBC. The defence minister said, “There is a possibility that the caretaker government will leave before November and a new government will come into power.”

Regarding the extension of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Kh Asif said that the army chief had announced that he wasn’t seeking an extension in his tenure. “I welcome his decision as it has closed the door on speculations,” he added.

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