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SHC issues notices to District East DC, SSP on PTI’s contempt plea

By Our Correspondent
June 13, 2024
The Sindh High Court building in Karachi. — SHC website/File
The Sindh High Court building in Karachi. — SHC website/File 

The Sindh High Court on Tuesday issued notices to the deputy commissioner and the SSP of District East on a contempt of court application filed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf for not obeying the court order with regard to the grant of permission to hold a public meeting near the Mazar-e-Quaid.

Filing an application for an urgent hearing of the contempt of court case, PTI general secretary Ahmed Ali Palh submitted that the high court had directed the DC to call a meeting of all the stakeholders, including the petitioner or his representatives, and accord permission to hold the public gathering (Jalsa) after compliance and observance of codal formalities while addressing security concerns.

He submitted that the court had also observed that if permission to hold the public gathering at Bagh-e-Jinnah somehow involves serious security concerns, some reasonable alternate venue agreeable to the petitioner may be taken into consideration.

The applicant’s counsel submitted that despite the court order, two meetings were held but the directions of the court had not been complied with in letter and spirt. He submitted that no minutes of the meetings were prepared and despite the court direction to grant permission to the petitioner for holding the public meeting near the Mazar-e-Quaid or at alternative places no any compliance had been made.