A Field General Court Martial (FGCM) where Brigadier (retd) Ali Brig Ali was being tried has dropped one of two charges against him. The dropped charges were that he had planned to carry out an air raid on General Headquarters using F-16s.
Counsel for Brig Ali, Advocate Colonel (retd) Inamur Raheem informed the Rawalpindi bench of the Lahore High Court that the hearing had taken place yesterday (Monday), and added that the other charge of alleged links with Hizbut Tahrir had still not been taken back.
Raheem also revealed that the FGCM has summoned the Judge Advocate General (JAG) branch on March 27.
FGCM also directed military authorities to shift him back to Rawalpindi from Sialkot.
Raheem said that Brig Ali’s retirement orders were held in abeyance by the military authorities.
Brig Ali had moved a petition before the Lahore High Court (LHC), stating that the court martial proceedings against him be declared illegal because he was a retired army official.
He had also said he was being maligned after he had asked military officials to fix responsibility for the May 2 American incursion in Abbottabad and keep a check on perks enjoyed by certain officers.