The government has filed a review petition in Supreme Court of Pakistan against the case pertaining to the extension of Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa.

The review petition has pleaded with the court to constitute a larger bench, and to nullify the given judgement in the case. It has further requested the court to conduct in-camera hearings of the matter.

Earlier today, 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.

Law Minister Farogh Naseem, while talking to media outside the apex court, 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.