No one can challenge writ of the state, remarks IHC

Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Aamer FarooqAamer Farooq stated during the hearing of a case against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) planned sit-in and potential traffic closures on Tuesday that “nobody can challenge the writ of the state.”

The petition of shopkeepers in the federal capital against the anticipated PTI sit-in at the Faizabad Interchange was heard by Chief Justice Aamer Farooq, who stated that the Supreme Court’s ruling and the IHC are relevant considerations about the protest.

He insisted that setting up containers is not the answer to the issue and that a contemporary strategy should be used.

He added that even if a demonstration takes place in Rawalpindi, individuals travelling to Islamabad might hit a roadblock.

The chief justice of the IHC had previously stated that while protests constituted a democratic right, they should not infringe upon the fundamental freedoms of other individuals.

Justice Farooq stated that nobody can be permitted to obstruct the freeway while listening to a traders’ petition concerning the long march, anticipated sit-in, and potential road closures by the former ruling party.

He had stated that if highways and motorways were closed, businesses would suffer and that no one had the right to stage a sit-in on a roadway.

According to the judge, the federation is in charge of controlling highways and motorways and can issue directives in this regard.


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