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Larger bench formed to hear Article 245 case

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui heard the petition filed against the military deployment in Islamabad under Article 245 of the constitution. Additional Attorney General Tariq Khokhar submitted the copy of the notification and the government’s detailed answer about the imposition of Article 245 in the federal capital.

The petitioner argued that the notification has no legal justification as the government imposed Article 245 in Islamabad without any reason. He asked that why army was called in Islamabad instead of the most turbulent areas of the country.

Justice Aziz remarked that the imposition of Article 245 is a national issue and he understands how grave the matter is. The judge said that a larger bench of three judges being formed that will start the hearing of the case from August 11.

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