SC to announce verdict on Faizabad sit-in suo motu case on Wednesday


ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan on Wednesday will give its judgment upon the suo motu notice taken against Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan’s (TTP) sit-in protest in Faizabad that took place in 2017.

Notices regarding the verdict have been issued to attorney general of Pakistan (AGP), Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IGP), secretary interior, secretary defence, and Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) secretary.

The SC is expected to give judgment at 9am.

It is vital to mention here that the SC had taken up the case for hearing with reference to the TLP protest, party registration, violent protests, the role of state institutions, and incidents that happened during the protest.

A two-member bench of the apex court comprising Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Mushir Alam had reserved the judgment on Nov 22 in respect of the Faizabad sit-in case.

The TLP had staged a long sit-in at Islamabad Faizabad interchange due to which routine life in the federal Capital had been affected badly and several people lost their lives upon that SC had taken a suo motu notice.