Celebrating extension to the tenure term of Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa by Prime Minister Imran Khan, retired Gen Pervez Musharraf said from Dubai in a statement that he had said several times that his uniform was like the second skin of Gen Bajwa.
Brushing aside opposition demand that he must return to Pakistan to face trial, the retired general said that Gen Bajwa was his true successor.
Soon after Gen Musharraf’s statement, Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi said they would arrange 10 extensions for Gen Bajwa, come what may and that the opposition was free to do whatever they wanted to do.
Meanwhile, the people of Pakistan thronged bakeries in droves and bought sweets to express their joy over the decision. They said the extension would also result in the extension of Gen Bajwa’s favorite prime minister for another term. Several anchors, however, visited market places to buy new boot polishes so that their rating go up. Media houses broadcasted that there is ‘jashan ka saman’ in the whole country and that the extension had upheld the true spirit of meritocracy. They said the era of Gen Bajwa would promote free speech.
The government thanked the people for their gratitude and urged the people to go back to homes and clear roads. “Celebrations must end now and it is the time to take up usual routines,” said the government in a satirical tone.
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