Islamabad - Islamabad High Court on Monday, disposed of a writ petition of former Defence Secretary Lt General (Retd) Khalid Nadeem Lodhi accepting Attorney General’s claim that any contract employee cannot file any writ under the Article 199 of the Constitution against his termination. A single-member bench of the IHC comprising Justice Muhammad Azim Khan Afridi heard the plea filed by former Defence Secretary through his lawyer Muneer Paracha.It is pertinent to mention here that former Defence Secretary Lt General (Retd) Khalid Nadeem Lodhi had challenged his sacking in Islamabad High Court in January this year.Naeem Lodhi filed a writ petition in the court under Article 199 six days after his sacking by the Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani for allegedly not following the law in handling military leadership's replies to Supreme Court in the memo case.The petitioner challenged his removal as Secretary Defence and stated that the PM violated law in his dismissal, as no legal procedure had been adopted.Naeem Lodhi told the court that Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani had fired him due to his denial to sign government's affidavit in memogate case. Lodhi’s lawyer Muneer Paracha prayed to the court that his dismissal be declared void as rules and regulation had not been followed by the Prime Minister.Former Secretary Defence had made Federal government, PM Gilani and Secretary Establishment part in the case.The complainant told the court through written petition that authorities did not even serve him with show-cause notice in accordance with the formal procedure. Earlier, during the course of the hearing, Deputy Attorney General Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri apprised the bench that any contract employee could not file any writ under the Article 199 of the Constitution against his termination.He contended that the arguments presented by the petitioner's counsel were not relevant to the case. Moreover, Jahangiri argued that the allegations levelled by the petitioner against his termination were not based on the facts, requesting the court to dismiss Lodhi’s plea against his sacking.