The Supreme Court (SC) dismissed a plea seeking to stop PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s long march, calling the petition “infructuous”.
According to the details, a three-member bench of the SC headed by CJP Justice Umar Ata Bandial— including Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Ayesha Malik, heard the plea moved by JUI-F Senator Kamran Murtaza seeking to stop the PTI long march.
JUI-F Senator Kamran Murtaza pleaded that it’s been two weeks since Khan’s long march kicked off after which the everyday life of people has been disrupted. While PTI has the right to hold a long march, it is in no way allowed to disturb a commoner’s life.
Pertinent to mention that due to the long march, entry points into Islamabad have been blocked both by the protestors and by the police authorities as a security precaution, causing daily commuters to Islamabad great distress.
At Senator Kamran’s plea, CJP Umar Ata Bandial remarked, the court’s interference on the issue would be premature. Interestingly, the court also remarked that when the judiciary gets involved in political matters, it creates a “difficult situation” for the court. However, the SC top judge said the court will intervene in the matter if there is any constitutional violation.
CJP is a absolutely right here, it’s not for the Courts to become party in political controversy… https://t.co/yEz04tnx6b
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) November 17, 2022
PTI’s long march
Imran Khan’s long march will be led by PTI leaders in Dina (Jhelum), Quaidabad (Khushab), Peshawar and Chakdara today.
The PTI Twitter account also shared that Imran will address long march participants at 4:30 pm today.
حقیقی آزادی مارچ میں سینئیر لیڈرشپ کی قیادت میں آج ان شہروں میں لوگوں کو موبلائز کیا جائے گا:
• دینہ، جہلم
• قائد آباد ، خوشاب
چئیرمین تحریک انصاف کی تقریر 4:30 لائیو دکھائی جائے گی – #WeTrustImranKhan
— PTI (@PTIofficial) November 17, 2022
PTI leader Asad Umar Wednesday revealed that party chief Imran Khan will announce the date of the long march’s arrival in Rawalpindi on Saturday during his address. The former planning minister also shared the decision that was taken during a party meeting at Zaman Park, Lahore.