LHC moved against Imran’s Islamabad shutting-down call


Lahore—An application has been filed in the Lahore High Court seeking directions to restrain Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan from inciting hatred against the government and shutting down Islamabad.
The civil miscellaneous application was filed by Atif Sattar in a pending matter through Advocate A.K Dogar. The petitioner submitted that the respondent Imran Khan addressing a gathering at Raiwind on September 30 had not only raised allegations against the prime minister but also announced to shut down Islamabad. He contended that the respondent had transgressed fundamental right of freedom of speech and it is considered as inciting an offence.
Meanwhile, Provincial Information Secretary KP PML-N, Nasir Khan Musazai said on Thursday that PTI Islamabad shutdown strike call was bound to receive lukewarm response from the masses as the call has been given to hide their three and half years poor performance.
Addressing a public gathering at Mathani Peshawar, the PMLN leader said therefore no justification was left with PTI leadership now to play politics on matters which are no concerned to the masses.
He said PTI shutdown Islamabad call an attempt to hide its three years poor performance in Khyber Pakthunkhwa. PTI Chief Imran Khan’s call to shutdown Islamabad was tantamount to weaken democracy and deprive people from right of votes, he explained.—APP