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Army’s role as arbitrator challenged
 
 
 
Army’s role as arbitrator challenged

LAHORE - A writ petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court, challenging the role of army as ‘arbitrator’ to end the political crisis prevailing in the country.
The petition was moved by ‘Wokala Mahaz through Advocate Dr Abdul Basit, making Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif the party.
The petitioner said the Supreme Court, in its July 31, 2009, order, had already declared that the army had no role in politics under the Constitution. He said playing the role of arbitrator by the army chief between the government and the protesting parties was unconstitutional.
The petitioner prayed to the court to stop the COAS from playing the role of arbitrator/mediator and direct him to comply with the July 31 judgment of the SC.
He also prayed to the LHC to direct the federal government to resolve the crisis through dialogue.

 
 
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