Nawaz Sharif’s confidential note sent to Khawaja Asif in January 2020, regarding the extension of former Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, contradicts his current narrative of seeking accountability for the conspiracy against his government in 2017.
In 2020, the PMLN, under Nawaz Sharif‘s approval, supported the PTI government’s legislation to extend Gen. Bajwa’s tenure, emphasizing stability in the country.
However, Nawaz Sharif now demands accountability for Gen. Bajwa, ex-DGISI Gen. Faiz, ex-CJPs Saqib Nisar and Asif Saeed Khosa, and Justice Ijazul Ahsan for allegedly removing his government to pave the way for Imran Khan’s government.
This contradiction raises questions about how Nawaz Sharif can now claim a 2017 conspiracy when, in 2020, he and his party endorsed a three-year extension for the former Army Chief.
Nawaz Sharif’s note suggested a parliamentary procedure for the bill’s passage, emphasizing the importance of upholding parliamentary norms.
The PMLN, following Nawaz Sharif’s approval, expressed unconditional support for Gen. Bajwa’s extension to prevent controversy surrounding the position of the army chief.