The United States immediately welcomed the move, and encouraged the two to "keep building on this progress." Bajwa said Pakistan had "hope" in the form of President Joe Biden's new administration, which he said could help facilitate peace in the region.
The eagerly awaited detailed judgment of the Supreme Court on extension/reappointment of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa will be released on Monday.
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) announced on Thursday to unconditionally support the extension of Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa as the chief of the army staff for three years.
Fake news circulating through Twitter that Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa was in London took social media by storm, leading to intense speculation and discussion about the ongoing political situation and the future politics of Pakistan.
While addressing the ceremony shown live on Pakistani TV channels, General Bajwa expressed his gratitude for representing the Queen, terming it a "unique honour and great privilege.”
Imran questioned whether the US would demand anything in return if it decides to help Pakistan, saying he was afraid the country’s security would weaken, given their previous (the US) demands.
Sheikh Mohamed affirmed the depth of the longstanding relations between the UAE and Pakistan and the mutual keenness to continue strengthening them at various levels.
Prince Mohammed conferred Gen Bajwa with the King Abdulaziz Medal of Excellent Class for his "distinguished efforts in consolidating and strengthening bonds of friendship and joint cooperation and developing Saudi-Pakistani relations."
The opposition and some analysts say Imran has fallen out with the military, a charge he and the military deny. Imran Khan, who enjoyed widespread popular support when he took office, said he was disappointed with the top court ruling but accepted it.