February 21, 2024

SC disposes off petition against PTI long march

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The Supreme Court of Pakistan dismissed petition against the PTI long march as ineffective and ordered that a new petition can be filed if the situation deteriorates.

A 3-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial heard the petition of Kamran Murtaza against the long march, Justice Ayesha Malik and Justice Athar Minullah are included in the bench.

The Supreme Court asked during the hearing whether the place for Imran Khan’s long march has been decided. The court should be informed about it.

The Supreme Court ordered the Additional Attorney General to inquire from the administration within half an hour.

Kamran Murtaza, senator and advocate of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Pakistan, told the court that Imran Khan’s long march has been going on for 2 weeks, according to Fawad Chaudhry, the long march will reach Islamabad on Friday or Saturday, which may affect life matters. Long March is the right of PTI but it should not affect the rights of common man.

Justice Ayesha Malik said that has the government made any mechanism to regulate the protest?

Justice Athar Minallah inquired that do you think that the administration has become so weak that it cannot control the long march? It is a matter for the executive, approach them only, the judiciary can intervene only in exceptional circumstances, when the administration has wide powers to control the situation, why should the court interfere?