IHC refuses to admit PML-N’s petition against PECA Ordinance

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday refused to admit the petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) against the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) Amendment Ordinance, 2022 for the hearing, saying the real stakeholders had already challenged it in the court and there was no need for a political party to file a petition.

IHC Chief Justice (CJ) Justice Athar Minallah, on the occasion, remarked that the court wanted the political parties to settle these matters in the Parliament rather than knocking at the doors of courts. “After all, political parties have the forum of Parliament to discuss such issues, and reject ordinances like PECA as this right has been guaranteed to them by Article-89 of the constitution, ” he said, and urged these parties to play their role in strengthening the parliament rather than weakening it.

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