SC fixes plea seeking to make PTI adhere to rules during long march

LHC seeks report from IB DG, Motorways Police IG over PTI sit-ins

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday fixed for hearing the petition filed by Senator/Advocate Kamran Murtaza under Article 184(3) of the Constitution to condition Imran’s long march with following the rules and regulations.

A three-member bench headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial and comprising of Justice Ayesha A Malik and Justice Athar Minallah will hear the matter today (Thursday).

The apex court had also issued a notice to Advocate Kamran Murtaza and the secretary of interior for the hearing of the matter.

Meanwhile, the Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi bench on Wednesday sought a report from the director general of Intelligence Bureau, inspector general of Motorway Police and additional secretary of Ministry of Interior on a petition filed by a citizen against the closure of roads and shutting down of educational institutions due to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf sit-ins in Rawalpindi.

During the hearing of the petition, Rawalpindi City Police Officer Syed Shahzad Bukhari apologised to the court after submitting his medical report.

LHC Justice Waqas Rauf Mirza expressed annoyance over the commissioner for not appearing before the court.

The judge inquired Deputy Commissioner Capt (r) Shoiab Ali, who was present in the court, “Where is the commissioner? Does he have no idea of the sensitivity of the matter?” The LHC judge directed the DC to ask the commissioner to appear before the court on the next hearing. On the occasion, the DC assured the court that the public would not face any inconvenience in the future. The court adjourned the hearing until November 23.

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