Islamabad: A petition has been moved in the Pakistani Supreme Court against the government`s decision to sack the then defence secretary Lt Gen (retd) Naeem Khalid Lodhi, a media report said on Tuesday.
The petition urged the court to direct Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to withdraw the order till the probe into the memo scandal is over. The petition was moved by advocate Tariq Asad Monday, the daily Dawn reported.
The government sacked Lodhi Jan 11 "on allegations of misconduct and for creating misunderstanding between the state institutions".
The Prime Minister, the former defence secretary and the acting defence secretary are named as respondents in the petition.