SC takes notice of Islamabad sit-in

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ISLAMABAD : The Supreme Court took notice of the Islamabad sit-in on Tuesday and sought replies from the relevant government quarters.

Hearing a separate case, the notice was taken by a divisional bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam when government officials and counsels informed the bench of hurdles being faced by them to appear before the court due to the ongoing sit-in by religious parties in Islamabad.

The court then sent notices to the secretaries of the interior and defence ministries, inspectors general of Punjab and Islamabad and the attorney general.

The apex court has sought a detailed report on what measures were taken by the government to safeguard the rights of the public and adjourned the hearing until Thursday (tomorrow).

In his remarks, Justice Qazi Faez Isa asked which Shariah (Islamic law) permits obstruction of people’s routes and use of foul language.

Meanwhile, the protest by religious parties that has brought the capital to a standstill entered its 16th day on Tuesday after various rounds of talks between the government and protesters ended in a stalemate.

Originally published by INP

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