Imran Khan wants appointment of new COAS on merit

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and former
prime minister Imran Khan has said he had no ‘favorites’ but wants the
appointment of the new COAS on merit.

Chairman PTI Imran Khan in his interview said “I do not have any favorite,
the appointment of the Chief of Army Staff should be based on merit.”

Imran Khan said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and former president
Asif Zardari should not appoint COAS because both are ‘criminals’ of the
nation.

The former prime minister ruled out the possibility of PTI long march
failure and said they are going to Islamabad and his ‘whole plan’ is ready.

“My whole plan is ready, what will I do after Islamabad March is a secret.”

Regarding negotiations with the incumbent federal government, the Pakistan
Tehreek-e-Insaf chief said that there can be no more negotiations with
thieves, who have looted the country’s resources while being in power.

Replying to a question regarding the dissolution of the Punjab and Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa governments, Imran Khan replied he can do ‘anything.’

Earlier, the former prime minister clarified that he did not talk about the
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s extension but urged
to maintain merit and defer the appointment of the army chief until fresh
elections.

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