The Islamabad High Court has merged the petition of the traders regarding the closure of roads with the case related to the permission of the Tehreek-e-Insaf rally.
Chief Justice Amir Farooq remarked that no one has the right to say that he will stage a dharna on the motorway and stand there. There are also foreigners in Islamabad. Diplomatic movement is also affected. Those who want to hold a rally have their right, but the rights of ordinary citizens should not be affected.
Chief Justice Aamir Farooq heard the plea of local businessmen, Advocate General told the court that PTI’s plea for NOC for sit-in and jalsa is also pending. This petition should also be heard along with it. The Additional Attorney General said that a letter has been written to the Ministry of Law for legal opinion.
The Chief Justice said that immediate action should be taken in such things. The petitioner’s lawyer said that orders should be issued to ensure the flow of traffic on highways and motorways. On which the Chief Justice said that if the highways and motorways are closed, trade will also be affected. This is no one’s right. He should say that he will protest on the highway and stand there.
Chief Justice remarked that there are foreigners in Islamabad, diplomatic movement is also affected. Those who want to hold a meeting have their right, but the rights of ordinary citizens should not be affected. The control of highways and motorways belongs to the Federation. It is clear that the Federation can give directions in this regard. Combining this petition with the PTI petition, the court adjourned the hearing till tomorrow.