Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has dismissed a petition submitted against the extension of Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani`s service terming it as ``non-maintainable``.
The petition had been filed in the IHC by Col (retired) Inamur Rahim, challenging the extension granted to Kayani, reports The Dawn.
The petitioner said the ex-servicemen society, which represented hundreds of thousands of retired military men, had been expressing serious concern over extension given to uniformed people because it would adversely affect the entire fibre of command - a hallmark of any disciplined force.
The court while announcing its judgement dismissed the petition terming it as non-maintainable.
The petitioner further said the extension of Kayani`s term was granted by the authority concerned in a mechanical manner. While granting a tenure extension of three years nobody bothered that it would surpass the age of superannuation (60 years) on April 20, 2012. As per the army list, Kayani`s date of birth is April 20, 1952, and under the Army Act nobody is permitted to remain in uniform after attaining the age of 60, he said.