COAS posting: Plea for applying seniority rule dismissed by LHC.

LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking a direction to the federal government to apply the principle of seniority in the appointment of the new army chief.

Advocate Najma Amjad filed the petition through her counsel Tariq Aziz.

The petitioner contended that the prime minister exercising his discretion chose an army chief among the names of five generals forwarded by the army through the ministry of defence. She said the traditional mechanism to appoint the chief of the Pakistan army was unconditional.

She said the army chief should be appointed on the principle of seniority like chief justices of the provincial high courts and the Supreme Court.

The petitioner stated that senior lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan also expressed reservations over the procedure available in article 243 of the Constitution for the...

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