Plea against PTI sit-in: No one can stand before the state, says IHC

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice, Islamabad High Court (IHC) Aamer Farooq on Tuesday remarked that no one can stand before the state.

Chief Justice IHC Aamer Farooq heard the petition filed by businessmen against the expected sit-in of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday.

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During the hearing, CJ IHC stated that the Supreme Court of Pakistan and Islamabad High Court had given verdict regarding the PTI sit-in, adding that placing containers is not a solution to the problem and the administration should adopt an innovative approach.

He further remarked that even if something happens in Rawalpindi, those coming to Islamabad may face problems.

Later, IHC wrapped up the plea of the businessmen after the petition was withdrawn by the PTI.

IHC on Tuesday also heard PTI’s plea seeking permission to hold a sit-in and rally, in which the lawyer requested to withdraw the petition, which was accepted by Chief Justice Aamer Farooq.

It is pertinent to mention here that earlier, the district administration of Rawalpindi and law enforcing institutions had suggested to change the venue of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf PTI sit-in.

PTI wanted to stage a sit-in near Faizabad, Rawalpindi administration and law enforcement agencies had proposed to bring the venue of PTI’s sit-in to Allama Iqbal Park. PTI Rawalpindi leaders sought more time to consult on the change of venue.

The security of sensitive buildings and Pakistan-England cricket series was likely to be affected due to PTI’s sit-in in Rawalpindi on November 26. Team England will reach Islamabad on November 26 as well.

According to the sources PTI Chairman Imran Khan will be arriving in Rawalpindi by a helicopter, security arrangements from helicopter to stage are also being reviewed. There are also very important installations near Faizabad in Rawalpindi. The Rawalpindi administration informed the PTI leaders of all the concerns.

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