New twist in the appointment of Army Chief in Pakistan, will Imran be able to block through the President? – न्यूज़लीड India

New twist in the appointment of Army Chief in Pakistan, will Imran be able to block through the President?


Imran’s presidential bet

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf i.e. PTI Chairman Imran Khan has claimed that President Dr. Arif Alvi will ‘definitely’ consult him as soon as the summary of the appointment of the next Army Chief reaches the President’s office. Means, Imran Khan has once again openly brought the country’s constitutional system on the streets and has clearly said that now he will stop Shehbaz Sharif’s decisions through the President. At the same time, President Arif Alvi had not attended the swearing-in ceremony of Shehbaz Sharif earlier also at the behest of Imran Khan, after which the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan had administered the oath of office to Shehbaz Sharif as Prime Minister, so now apprehensions are being raised. It is believed that through the President, Imran Khan can create hurdles in the appointment of the new Army Chief. Imran Khan has clearly stated publicly, that “President Dr. Arif Alvi will certainly consult me ​​on the summary of the appointment of the army chief and take a decision according to the law and the constitution. I am the head of the party from which Dr. Alvi is related.

Will the President put an obstacle?

Will the President put an obstacle?

Although, like India, the President in Pakistan is above every party politics and once he becomes the President, he becomes above all the parties, but in Pakistan, the President is not able to go beyond the party line and from the statement of Imran Khan It is clear that now the President is going to influence the appointment of the Army Chief. This comment of Imran Khan has come at a time when the Pakistan Army has sent the names of 6 army officers to Shehbaz Sharif for the new Army Chief and according to the Pakistan Constitution, the appointment of the new Army Chief is only with the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister does not need anyone’s consultation regarding the appointment of the Army Chief and after finalizing the name, the Prime Minister sends that name to the President and then the President finalizes that name. But, now questions are being raised, what if the President returns the name sent by Shehbaz Sharif?

Imran notorious for violating the constitution

Imran notorious for violating the constitution

Let us tell you that, Imran Khan has violated the Constitution of Pakistan earlier also and even after the order of the Supreme Court, he was ready to vote on the no-confidence motion amid tremendous drama, so there is no doubt that now he is the President. Will obstruct the appointment of the army chief through. Imran Khan wants an army chief of his choice, while Shahbaz Sharif has said that the army chief will be appointed according to the constitution of Pakistan. On the other hand, Imran Khan’s party has once again announced to resume its long march from Rawalpindi from 26th November. At the same time, Imran Khan has said that what will be the next strategy of his party, he will announce it in front of the people in the rally. Along with this, Imran Khan has already raised questions on the ‘neutrality’ of the new Army Chief and he said that Shahbaz Sharif is consulting his brother, so what will be the neutrality of the new Army Chief. know.

Shahbaz Sharif delayed?

Shahbaz Sharif delayed?

In Pakistan, till now the process of electing the army chief is going on according to the constitution and according to the constitution, the army has sent the names of 6 military officers, which are called summaries, to the Prime Minister’s Office, so it can be said so far that the appointment The process is going well. But Pakistani newspaper Dawn has expressed apprehensions that the process of appointing the army chief, which is due to end this week, could go awry ahead of time. Don says he has reports from many quarters that there is a good chance the president may still make the appointment process very complicated. However, advocate Usama Khawar Ghumman blames the government for this and believes that the government should have started the process of finding a new army chief much earlier so that the president would not have had any chance to play the ‘game’ . He said that, according to Pakistan’s constitution, the prime minister is not bound to get a brief from the army on the appointment of the army chief and he could have quite easily started the process much earlier.

Crisis due to the negligence of the government?

Crisis due to the negligence of the government?

He said that the delay in the appointment of the army chief shows the negligence and inefficiency of the government. However, political analyst Ahmad Bilal Mehboob, who heads the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT), disagrees with Advocate Usama. He clarified that outgoing heads usually do not want to announce their successors early, so that they can exercise full powers till the last day of their term. That is, the Army Chief did not want the name of the new Army Chief to be announced before the last days of his tenure. He said that as soon as the new army chief is appointed, Bajwa’s hold on the army would loose and Bajwa does not want this under any circumstances.

What powers does the President have?

What powers does the President have?

Although Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan has backed down from his direct opposition to the appointment of the new army chief, there is speculation that President Arif Alvi may show loyalty to the PTI. Can potentially spoil the game. But can he really do it and if so, how? The Constitution of Pakistan allows the President to put a hold on any summary sent by the Prime Minister for 15 days and then send it back for reconsideration. That is, the President can hang the file for at least 15 days, that is, the appointment of the new Army Chief can be postponed for 15 days. But, if again the Prime Minister sends back the same file without any changes and this time also if the President does not sign the file, then it will not make any difference and the file will be considered passed without the signature. But, after receiving the file again, the President can take another 10 days to decide whether to sign it or not. That is, to put it simply, the President has the constitutional right to hang up the file for 25 days and Arif Alvi can do so.

What does the constitution of Pakistan say?

What does the constitution of Pakistan say?

The question then arises, who has the final say on the appointment of a new army chief? Pakistan has a long history of conflict over whether the president should appoint the army chief at his own discretion or in consultation with the prime minister. should do? Or is the President bound to accept whatever ‘advice’ the Prime Minister gives him under Article 48(1) of the Constitution? Article 243 of the 1973 Constitution, which deals with this matter, has been amended at least five times by Pakistan’s policy makers to suit their convenience, as the issue has always been a tussle between military dictators and civilian governments. Who will decide this important appointment? According to the current constitution, “the President has the final authority to appoint the Chief of Army Staff, but the President cannot make this decision on his own and he has to take the decision only on the advice of the Prime Minister.” Means, now the President and the Prime Minister can go into a long battle claiming their respective rights.

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