ISLAMABAD– Government has granted an extension of three years in service to Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

A notification issue by the Prime Minister Office Monday says the step has been taken in view of regional security environment. His extension will start from the day of his retirement.

Gen Qamar was set to retire on November 29 on completion of his three-year term but now he would continue to serve as head of the army until November 2022.