Govt not considering 'major changes' to Army Act: Khawaja Asif.

ISLAMABAD -- Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said Wednesday that the government was not considering making "major changes" to the PakisAtan Army Act (PAA) 1952.

"Media hype over amendments to the Pakistan Army Act is uncalled for," the defence minister stressed after a local daily reported that major changes would be made to the law.

"Government is not considering any major changes in the said Act. SCP had demanded review of relevant clauses of PAA in its judgment in CP 39/2019, which shall be complied with in due course.'

In its report, Daily Dawn said the government "seems" to be considering amending the army act to empower the appointing authority - the prime minister - to retain "any candidate through a simple notification, rather than having to go through a complex, constitutional process".

The report further mentioned that after some changes, the report will be laid down...

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