Govt seeks stay order from SC over army chief’s extension verdict
ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the federal government asked Pakistan’s Supreme Court to form a five-member larger bench on the extension of the army chief.
According to reports, two miscellaneous pleas have been filed by the government to request a stay order over the previous decision and to form a larger bench after the review petition filed earlier.
The government has asked the supreme court to postpone the November 28 decision until the judgment of the review petition.
It is appropriate here to note that the top court enabled Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa to be extended / reappointed for another six months and asked the government to decide the tenure, terms and conditions of the army chief’s service through legislation within the time.