ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Tuesday admitted a petition for regular hearing that urged the court to stop the government from sacking Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director-General (DG) Shuja Ahmed Pasha.A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry heard the appeal against the registrar’s order that raised objection on the petition, filed by F K Butt. The petitioner has made the president and others as respondents. During the course of hearing, the chief justice asked Attorney General Maulvi Anwar-ul-Haq to receive instructions from the government and inform the court if there was any reservation on the plea.Maulvi Anwar submitted that the bench could admit the petition for regular hearing as per Supreme Court rules, adding that if there was any objection of the govt on the maintainability of the petition that would be raised during its regular hearing.The chief justice remarked that the petition could be heard in a chamber but the court wanted to keep the public aware of the proceedings due to its importance. It is worth noting that on the previous hearing, the attorney general had apprised the bench that there was no intention of the government to sack the COAS and the ISI chief, but the court directed him to file a written statement after getting instructions from the government.The petitioner has sought apex court's intervention to block any attempt to remove the military and intelligence leadership. FK Butt filed the petition a few weeks ago when a tussle between the civilian government and the military leadership over the 'memo' controversy led to the sacking of Defence Secretary Lieutenant General (r)Khalid NaeemLodhi. It triggered speculations that the government was contemplating initiating a similar action against Kayani and Pasha.