ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan welcomed General Raheel Sharif’s statement that he would not seek extension in his service.
“General Sharif’s statement will strengthen the institution of the army & nations are built on strong institutions,” Imran wrote on his verified Twitter account.
“The nation’s respect for General Raheel Sharif has gone up after his statement refusing to seek an extension,” he added.
Earlier, army’s top spokesman Lt. Gen. Asim Bajwa had brushed aside speculations about extension in service of the army chief.
“Pakistan Army is a great institution. I don’t believe in extension…. And will retire on the due date,” Bajwa qouted General Sharif as saying.