ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday has disposed of all the petitions filed against Azadi March of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F).
During the hearing, plaintiff advocate Hanif Rahi said that JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman had announced to hold rally against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government in October.
Chief Justice Athar Minullah remarked no court in the world can abolish right of demonstration over which, the claimant said that there is a right to protest against policy but not democratic government.
Subsequently, the court dismissed both petitions against Azadi March.
Earlier, an application was also filed by advocate Hanif Rahi against the participation of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in Azadi March. Interior secretary, JUI-F chief, PML-N and Deputy Commissioner Islamabad were made parties in the plea.
The petition stated that PML-N leaders are facing National Accountability Bureau (NAB) cases and ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif had written a letter to PML-N senior leadership from Kot Lakhpat Jail which is tantamount to pressurize the anti-corruption watchdog.
The application further added that Supreme Court and IHC had already given a verdict regarding holding of sit in on specific places.
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