Maintaining law, order administration's job, court won't interfere: IHC on PTI plea
PTI moved IHC against imposition of section 144 in Islamabad.
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - The Islamabad High Court on Monday said that maintaining law and order is the job of the administration and the court will not interfere in the matter.
The IHC, while hearing a plea filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) against the imposition of section 144, remarked that the Supreme Court, in its verdicts, has made it clear that prior permission is required for peaceful protests.
During the hearing, Chief Justice IHC Athar Minallah asked whether two provinces run by PTI ever imposed section 144. Did PTI government, during its term, impose section 144 in Islamabad?
It merits mention that PTI on Saturday filed a plea in the IHC challenging the federal government’s decision to impose section 144 in Islamabad ahead of the expected PTI’s long march.
In the petition, PTI senior leader and former Federal Minister Asad Umar asked the IHC to declare the imposition of section 144 in the federal capital unconstitutional.
"Section 144 is an unconstitutional law to prevent peaceful protest," the plea stated.