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SC moved to restore defence secy, restrain adverse orders against COAS, ISI DG

An application requesting the Supreme Court (SC) to restrain the Prime Minister from passing any adverse order against the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) Director General Lt Gen Ahmad Shuja Pasha and restrain the latter from taking any unconstitutional or extra- constitutional steps in vengeance was filed in the SC on Thursday.
The application was filed by Tariq Asad advocate under SC Rules order 33 rule 6 for interim relief making the federation through Secretary Ministry of Defence, Rawalpindi and others as respondents. The applicant requested the court to suspend the removal orders of the Secretary Ministry of Defence Lt Gen (r) Naeem Khalid Lodhi, besides passing an order of status quo so that no adverse orders may be passed against the COAS and ISI Director General, till the adjudication of the instant case, and the latter be restrained from taking any unconstitutional or extra-constitutional steps in vengeance. The applicant, whose petition seeking probe into the memo issue is under adjudication in the SC, stated that the ‘memo’ conspiracy was plotted in May 2011 against the army, ISI and the sovereignty of Pakistan for personal objectives.



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