ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed the law ministry to propose amendments in the Pakistan Army Act 1952 in a bid to extend the tenure of four-star generals — proposing a one-year increase from their current three-year terms.

According to the Express Tribune, the law ministry has already begun work on the draft amendments which, if approved, will increase the three-year term of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and other services chiefs, who have ranks equal to a 4-star general, by one more year.

The government, however, has yet to decide whether the legal amendments will be retrospective i.e. effective from the incumbent four star generals/services chiefs or the upcoming ones.