SC refuses to pass order restraining PTI’s Islamabad sit-in



The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to pass an order for restraining the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) from holding a sit-in in Islamabad on November 2.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali observed that when the executive would fail to protect the fundamental rights of citizens, then the top court would intervene to protect their rights. He however said the court would not involve in any political issue.

The PTI had announced that it would mobilise thousands of its supporters for it November 2 protest aimed at ousting Prime Minister Sharif over allegations of corruption.

The government and opposition parties have been unable to evolve joint terms of reference (ToRs) for an investigation, as the government insists that investigation involved all those named in corruption cases, while, opposition parties, mainly the PTI, say it should begin from the premier’s family.


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