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Court restrains PTI from Islamabad lockdown

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday issued restraining orders to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) from locking down the federal capital on November 2, ARY News reported.

The IHC judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui issued the orders while hearing petitions filed against planned lockdown of Islamabad by PTI on November 2 (Wednesday).

In his orders, the court said that fundamental rights of common man couldn’t be compromised in the name of protest. The order said it is the right of political party to register protest but nobody could be allowed to siege the city.

The order also directed the interior secretary not to allow placement of containers in the capital. It directed that the district administration should designate a specific place for the PTI public meeting.

The judge further stated that no educational institution will be closed on the day of the protest.

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PTI chairman has also warned the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in the centre of stern consequences if the government tried to stop PTI’s peaceful protest by any means.

He urged people from across the country to come out of their homes and support PTI in its drive against corruption in the country.

The Chairman PTI Imran Khan has already clarified that this time, the siege of the federal capital would continue until the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Why PM is under fire?

Three of Sharif’s four children are named in the Panama Papers — daughter Maryam, who has been tipped to be his political successor, and sons Hasan and Hussain — with the records showing they owned London real estate through offshore companies administered by Mossack Fonseca.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on April 5 announced the formation of a commission to investigate allegations made in Panama Papers that linked his family to a series of offshore companies.

The leaked papers, comprising 11.5 million documents from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, exposes how some of the world’s most powerful people have secreted their money offshore, and also implicated Sharif’s sons Hasan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz.




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