[Update:2] ISPR Press Release uplaoded.
The government on Sunday extended the tenure of General Moeen U Ahmed as the chief of army staff by one year.
The decision was taken after the approval of the president, Iajuddin Ahmed, who is also the supreme commander of the armed forces, Bangabhaban sources said.
As per the decision Moeen will act as army chief for one more year from June 15 2008 to June 15, 2009, for people’s interest, the source added.
After the change over of January 11, 2007, General Moeen several times said he has no ambition but did not clear the shape of ambition he wants to avoid.
In past references, the tenure of Lieutenant General HM Ersahd was extended several times by a year. And before coup of March 24, 1982, Erashad too said that he had no ambition.
E-Bangladesh correspondent in Dhaka just informed that tenure of General Moeen has been extended for one year. Reporters are running to and fro around Bongobhobon to catch the story.