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Pakistan

Web Desk
October 27, 2016
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Islamabad sit-in: Imran decides to challenge IHC decision

Islamabad sit-in: Imran decides to challenge IHC decision

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has decided to challenge Islamabad High Court (IHC) verdict barring him from Islamabad sit-in on November 02.

Speaking to media outside his Bani Gala residence, Imran vowed to hold Islamabad Dharna at any cost. He said, “No power can stop me from holding a sit-in in Islamabad on Nov. 02.”

Khan called November 02 scheduled dharna historic and decisive, adding that his resolve was increasing every day.

He said the government’s attempt to stop the rally from happening will only result in spreading chaos.

Addressing the Sharif brothers as ‘Motu Gang’ he said, “I will make them cry. I will hurt them.”

Court Verdict

The Islamabad High Court on Thursday PTI from shutting down the Capital and summoned Imran Khan on 31 October.

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the IHC issued the orders, barring the district administration from cordoning off roads using containers. There will be no rescheduling of exams and all schools should remain opened, the court directed.

The IHC bench was hearing four petitions filed for restraining the PTI from holding a sit-in on November 2 and seeking directions for Pemra not to telecast Imran Khan’s speeches, interviews as he is still at large and did not surrender himself before the court of law that is seeking his arrest.

Justice Shaukat remarked that this should be known to all that the courts are the only umpire here. It appears from Imran Khan’s statements that he wanted to paralyze the government and Nov 2 sit-in is not just a protest rally, he observed.

Section 144 imposed:

Islamabad administration has imposed section 144 in the federal capital for two months and a notification to this effect was issued today. Under the law, gathering of five or more people will not be allowed during this period.

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