Supreme Court dismisses petition against Khan’s Islamabad long march.
A three-member SC bench headed by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial and comprising Justice Ayesha A Malik and Justice Athar Minallah heard the petition of the previous president of this Supreme Court Bar Association Kamran Murtaza against PTI’s march that is very long.
The long march would reach Islamabad on Friday or Saturday and this might influence normal life in the federal capital during the span of proceedings, Kamran Murtaza argued that according to Fawad Chaudhry. Long march was proper of PTI but the legal rights of the common man ought not to become impacted, he included.
Justice Ayesha Malik inquired whether or not the national government had made any mechanism to regulate the protests. Justice Athar Minallah remarked that it was a matter for the executive and advised the petitioner to approach them. He said that the judiciary could intervene only in exceptional circumstances.
Killed in PTI’s march
He asked why the court interfere if the situation could be controlled by the administration. Senator Kamran Murtaza stated that the situation had gone too far as one person was killed in PTI’s march that is long. Justice Ayesha Malik inquired that PTI’s march that is for ages been going on for some time, had he approached the administration? She asked what was haste in the entire case of the long march and what was the negligence of this administration.
Senator Kamran Murtaza stated that a whole province was indeed paralyzed because of the long march. Justice Athar Minallah said that if someone violated the laws, the executive had wide abilities.
Did he ask wouldn’t normally the parliament and administration be weakened by the intervention of the judiciary?
Justice Ayesha Malik asked the petitioner to mobilize the administration to play its role. Every day there were protests in many places Parliament that is included in, she said and asked if had he ever approached the courts against other protests.
She asked why the intervention of the court was required only in the long march of a particular party that is political.
Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial
Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial stated that the petitioner had mentioned past violations within the application. The Long March was an issue that is governmental and could be solved politically, he added.
He said that disturbance in such problems created a predicament that is strange to the court.
Addressing the petitioner, the Chief Justice said he (Kamran) had mentioned a sound in his application which mentioned weapons that are bringing. The audio had been real or false however it could disturb the statutory legislation and order situation, he added.
He asked did the people within the march that is long 25 had weapons. The right to protest was not unlimited but subject to constitutional limits he added.
The Chief Justice said that the request for H-9 ground offered for PTI’s May 25 march that is long. As soon as the administration refused to provide ground that is h-9 the Supreme Court intervened, he added.
He observed that despite the allocation regarding the H-9 ground, the audience went along to D-Chowk.
Addressing the petitioner, the Chief Justice said that the Supreme wanted him Court to have fun with the part of Deputy Commissioner. The court’s intervention in the complete case of Long March could be untimely, he added.
Senator Kamran Murtaza said that it seemed that the management could perhaps not get a grip on the situation. Justice Athar Minallah while talking to Kamran Murtaza said he should strengthen the parliament but he had approached the court based on a presumption that he was a senator.
Kamran Murtaza said that he had been also a part of the government and had come in his capacity and he had approached the court in a personal capacity, on this Justice Athar Minallah stated that just how could he believe?
The court asked Additional Attorney General Aamir Rehman whether the administration had taken any decision regarding the place for PTI’s march which is very long.
The excess Attorney General said that a request has been received from PTI and pleaded with the court to grant 30 minutes as he would inform the court after receiving information from the relevant forum. He said that a comparable case also pending within the Islamabad High Court.
The Attorney that is extra General the court that the administration had asked the PTI to carry a rally in Rawat. The administration sought an affidavit from the PTI, which had not yet been filed, he added.
Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial stated that when there was a threat that is clear of violation, the judiciary would intervene. One other party could have its place that is very own on violations, he included.
He said that the matter became complicated for the court on a violation of Supreme Court orders as court orders were for execution.
When the hearing resumed after a break, Justice Athar Minallah stated that the petition had become ineffective.
Kamran Murtaza said that he wanted intervention that is judicial to protect law and order in the country.
Justice Athar Minallah inquired if he ended up saying that the situation had gone beyond the control of the management.
Justice Ayesha Malik asked whether the federal government perhaps not knows how to fulfill its responsibility. She questioned what could the Supreme Court do in administrative matters.
Powerful and Empowered
Justice Athar Minallah remarked that the continuing state had been powerful and empowered. The bench could understand that he had been concerned about the current situation. The government could anywhere stop the protest and every citizen had been affected by such a situation, he included. He said that today’s headline ended up being about the attack in Bajaur and Lakki Marwat which affected the entire nation.
The Advocate General said that the Federation had additionally written a letter to Punjab under Article 149 on 5 November. The administration had asked PTI about the date, place, and time, which was perhaps not answered, he added.
He alleged that PTI talked about bloodshed before the Wazirabad incident and after the Wazirabad incident, the administration refused to allow PTI to enter Islamabad. The case on the permission associated with a rally in Islamabad was pending in the Islamabad High Court, he added.
Justice Athar Minallah remarked that the court desired comfort in the nationwide country, perhaps not chaos. The court would not wish to offer a premature order, he added.
He said that the page of this Federation towards the provinces under Article 149 was a real serious matter.
The bench remarked that there was no good explanation for the court to issue the order after the arguments of Advocate General Islamabad.
Later, the court dismissed Senator Kamran Murtaza’s petition to cease the PTI march that is long ineffective.
Published on ‘Daily times’