IHC orders govt, PTI not to lock down Islamabad

27 Oct, 2016 12:25 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Islamabad High Court has on Thursday restrained the government and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) from locking down the federal capital.

The order was given by the High Court’s judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui while hearing petitions filed against November 2 protest movement by the PTI.

The court said that the fundamental rights of common man cannot be compromised in the name of protest.

The court said that it is the right of political party to register protest but nobody could be allowed to siege the city.

The court also directed the local administration not to allow placement of containers in the capital and also directed the district administration to designate a specific place for the PTI’s public meeting.

The judge further stated that no educational institution will be closed on the day of the protest.

The court issued notice to PTI Chairman Imran Khan to appear before it on Monday. It said that the speeches of Imran Khan will be aired in his presence.

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