ISLAMABAD: During the Supreme Court’s hearing of a petition filed to preempt a possible removal of Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director-General Shuja Ahmed Pasha, the government maintained that it had no plans of sacking the two officials.
Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry sought a written reply from the government and directed Attorney General Maulvi Anwarul Haq to submit it to the court.
Chief justice adjourned the hearing for two weeks.
AG Haq was issued a notice by the Supreme Court to appear before the court and present the government’s stance on the matter.
Earlier, another petition was filed in the Islamabad High Court by Advocate Maulvi Iqbal Haider, requesting that the president and prime minister be restrained from taking any action against the army and intelligence chiefs by issuing an adverse notification against them until a final decision on his writ petition had been taken.
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