Petition Against GT Road Rally: IHC Reserves Verdict on Maintainability

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Islamabad:  Islamabad High Court (LHC) on Tuesday reserved verdict on maintainability of a petition seeking court directives to stop Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) from taking out rally on GT Road on August 9.

The petition was filed by a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawyer Usman Saeed Basra.

Justice Amir Farooq of IHC heard the petitions. After hearing arguments of the petitioner counsel on the question of maintainability the court reserved its order.

The petitioner has submitted that the rally was an effort to undermine authority of the Supreme Court and pressurise accountability courts.

The petitioner adopted that the Supreme Court of Pakistan through July 28 judgment disqualified Nawaz Sharif as MNA. He and members of his party were in an effort to malign the apex court terming the ouster a conspiracy.

To incite public anger, PML-N and Nawaz Sharif have decided to lead a public rally from Islamabad to Lahore on August 8. This act is tantamount to subvert and undermine authority of judiciary and thus an attack on independence of judiciary.

With show of power, PML-N and Nawaz Sharif want to pressurise National Accountability Bureau (NAB) that will be hearing corruption references.

The petitioner prayed to the court to direct federal government, ICT administration and Punjab government to stop this rally.

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Originally Posted on Abbtak TV

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