Petition Challenging PTI ‘Azadi March’ Filed in SC

A constitutional petition was submitted in the Supreme Court Registry Monday against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)’s ‘Azadi March‘ The application, which was submitted by President of the Bar Association Shafqat Chauhan, requested that PTI chief Imran Khan and his supporters be prevented from entering the Red Zone area in the federal capital with their unconstitutional demands and actions.

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Petition challenging PTI ‘Azadi’ march filed in Supreme Court

It stated that the country could not afford protests in the present scenario, adding that non-democratic forces were trying to justify extra-constitutional measures. The petitioner said that Khan had obtained permission to rally in a special area but on entering the Red Zone, he was turning away from his promise. The petition said both the ‘Azadi’ and Dr Tahirul Qadri’s ‘Revolution’ march should be prevented from entering the Red Zone area. It also said that the country’s economic system was paralyses due to sit-ins.  Separately, a petition challenging Khan’s call for a civil disobedience movement was also submitted in the Lahore High Court today.

Advocate Kashif Sulaimani submitted the application which declared the call for a civil disobedience movement as unconstitutional. The petition stated that Imran Khan’s mental abilities were impaired and requested that not only the PTI chief’s mental examination be carried out but a case should be registered against him for issuing rebellious statements. The petition said the court should issue an order against the civil disobedience movement. Earlier on Sunday, Khan announced the launch of a new civil disobedience movement against the government, focused on not paying taxes. -dawn