Pakistan has voted to allow President Gen. Pervez Musharraf to continue in his role as General of the army past the Dec. 31 deadline currently set.
In an unprecedented parliamentary move the National Assembly Thursday permitted President Gen. Pervez Musharraf to continue as Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) even beyond Dec 31 this year.
The House approved the bill 'President to hold another office Act 2004' with simple majority in voice voting amidst forceful protest by the opposition members of the PPP, PML-N, other components of the Alliance for Restoration of Democracy (ARD), MMA, PKMAP and other nationalist parties of Balochistan and smaller parliamentary groups.
The bill called as 'President to hold another office Act 2004' shall come into force on Dec 31, 2004 on its adoption with simple majority in both Houses of the Parliament separately and assented by the President.
The law would empower holder of the office of the President to hold another office of profit in the service of Pakistan.
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Crossposted at The Command Post