Asks plaintiffs to have faith in govt, parliament, says cannot interfere in executive matters

IHC rejects plea against ‘Tiger Force’

CJ Minallah declares plea ‘non-maintainable’; tells petitioner to approach relevant forum

Our Correspondent April 14, 2020
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday turned down a petition challenging the establishment of the 'Tiger Force' for conducting relief operations across the country in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah directed the petitioner to approach the relevant forum and declared the plea “non-maintainable”.

The IHC chief justice had heard the case moved by the local body representatives.

During the course of proceedings, CJ Minallah remarked that the federal government was taking measures to address the menace of coronavirus.

“The court is avoiding interference in the affairs of the executive,” the chief justice remarked. “The COVID-19 pandemic is not only limited to Pakistan rather the whole world is facing it.”

The chief justice remarked that this court has repeatedly given observations that “this is high time to develop trust in the state and demonstrate national unity to tackle this issue”.

“The federal and provincial governments were taking emergency steps to save the lives of citizens,” he said.

The court noted that the petitioner had produced no solid record with his case, and subsequently turned down the plea. (With additional input from app)



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