IHC reserves judgment on maintainability of PTI petition against imposition of section 144 in Islamabad

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Islamabad High Court (IHC) has reserved judgment on the maintainability of PTI petition against imposition of section 144 in Islamabad.

The petition filed by PTI leaders Asad Umar and senator Saifullah Niazi came up for hearing before IHC here Monday.

The court directed to club it with the cases pending hearing.

Asad Umar told the court district magistrate imposed section 144 which runs contrary to law.
The court inquired how he was aggrieved. He has been stopped from what thing.

Babar Awan counsel for PTI said rally can not be taken out in this situation.

Chief Justice (CJ) IHC Athar Minallah remarked there is procedure for holding rally or staging protest. Permission is required to be obtained in this regard. A decision on dharna case is also there. Have you read it. PTI is ruling in two provinces. Was section 144 never imposed therein.

He further observed it is matter of law and order and it has to be seen by executive. Court will never interfere in it.

The counsel said this is not a petition from a political party but it is petition from former MNA.

Justice Athar Minallah remarked this is not petition of former MNA but petitioner is still Member of National Assembly (MNA). He is MNA as long as his resignation is not accepted.

The CJ IHC remarked this party has its governments in KP and Punjab. First you should get abolish this law from these two provincial assemblies . Come here after getting this law abolished from these two provincial assemblies.

The court reserved judgment on maintainability of PTI petition against imposition of section 144 in federal capital.