RAWALPINDI (News Desk): Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday visited National Radio and Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC) in Haripur to inaugurate the state of the art Electronic Warfare (EW) and Ground Surveillance Radar (GSR) testing laboratories. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), NRTC is a World-Class Information Communication Technology (ICT) and electronic equipment manufacturer and solution providers both in public and private sectors. NRTC indigenously develop EW equipment and GSR radars for the Armed Forces of Pakistan. The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) lauded the role and unrelenting efforts made by NRTC during the last three years and has assured his full support to NRTC in its innovative initiatives.
The federal government on Thursday sought a stay order from the Supreme Court against its November 28 verdict for the extension of army chief’s service. The government in its plea requested the Supreme Court “to accept the application and suspend/stay the operation of the impugned judgment dated November 28, 2019, in the interest of justice”. This is the second petition filed in this high-profile case by the government. On December 26, the law ministry had approached the top court against its detailed judgement, issued on December 16, in which the federation was ordered to legislate on the matter within six months.
The petition filed today prayed to the court that “The petitioners have a strong prima facie case to succeed; hence the operation of the impugned judgement may be suspended/stayed till the final decision of this civil review petition.” It further stated that the “balance of convenience lies in favour of the petitioners” and if the “injunction as prayed is not granted, the petitioners will suffer irreparable loss.” The plea asked the chief justice to “constitute a larger bench comprising five judges so as to hear the review petition.” In its previous petition against the detailed order, the government had pleaded the court to keep the proceedings in-camera.