ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani court today dismissed a petition challenging the governmentís decision to give a three-year extension to army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, saying it was non-maintainable.
The Chief Justice said during the hearing that according to the Army Service Act, matters related to the military cannot be taken up by the High Court.
The Chief Justice then dismissed the petition, saying it was non-maintainable.
The petitioner said the ex-servicemenís society, which represented hundreds of thousands of retired military personnel, had been expressing serious concern at the extensions given to some officers as it would adversely affect the chain of command.
Kayani was given an unprecedented three-year extension by the government in July 2010.
He is now set to retire next year though he attained the age of superannuation (60 years) on April 20 this year. -PTI