Govt to file review petition against SC’s judgement in COAS Bajwa’s extension case

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ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to file a review petition in the verdict issued by the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) regarding the case pertaining to the extension of the service of Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Federal Minister for Law and Justice Barrister Farogh Naseem on Thursday held a meeting with Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Anwar Mansoor Khan in the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) for consultation before filing a review petition.
In his talk to the media outside the apex court, Mr Naseem said that the review petition in the same case will be filed today as the apex court had not considered certain constitutional points in its decision.
The draft of the review petition against the apex court’s verdict in the same case has been already prepared, and it is likely to be filed with the court after the consultation is concluded.
The Supreme Court, a month ago, had allowed extension/reappointment of Gen Bajwa for another six months and asked the government to determine the tenure, terms and conditions of the service of the army chief through legislation within the period.
The court summarised its findings after exploring the scope of Article 243 of the Constitution — which governs the army chief’s appointment, reviewing the Pakistan Army Act, 1952, reviewing the Pakistan Army Act, 1952, the Pakistan Army Act Rules, 1954, and the Army Regulations (Rules). Some of the key points from the findings are:


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