ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court dismissed on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking the status of field marshal for Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif.

Justice Aamer Farooq of IHC observed that the court lacked jurisdiction to direct the legislature in this regard.

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During the hearing, when Justice Farooq asked the petitioner’s counsel Raja Saimul Haq Satti if there was any law under which the federal government might be asked to elevate Gen Raheel to field marshal, he said the federal government might devise a new law for the purpose.

In his order, Justice Farooq said: “No direction can be issued to the legislature to legislate a particular law.”

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The order declared that the petition was “without merit and dismissed”.