Saturday, August 20, 2022

Islamabad administration gives final ultimatum to Faizabad sit-in participants


ISLAMABAD: District administration on Friday issued ultimatum to the participants of sit-in at Faizabad Interchange in Islamabad demanding them to vacate the area by 12:00 am tonight or face crackdown, ARY News reported.

Faizabad Interchange is the main gateway between Rawalpindi and Islamabad and the participants of sit-in have been encroaching it for more than two weeks in violation of law. The district administration has issued three warning letters to the sit-in protesters.

“Leaders of the sit-in and participants will be responsible in case of operation against the sit-in,” said the administration.

Sources said a crackdown was likely to be launched at 5:00 am.

Read More: IHC issues contempt notice to Ahsan Iqbal over Islamabad sit-in

Earlier, Islamabad High Court directed the federal capital administration to end the ongoing Faizabad sit-in by Sunday.

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, while hearing the case, has issued notice of ‘contempt of court’ against Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal for not obeying orders of the court regarding vacation of the interchange from protestors.

The high court also called the DIG police Islamabad, DG Intelligence Bureau and the sector commander ISI to appear before the court on next hearing.

The hearing has now been adjourned till Monday.

Read More: Govt showing restraint towards sit-in protesters to avoid bloodshed: Ahsan


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