Court requests federal govt to provide notification invoking Article 245

Direction given while hearing case against invocation of Article 245 in federal capital at the IHC.

Web Desk July 28, 2014

ISLAMABAD: While hearing a case against the invocation of Article 245 in the federal capital, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday requested the federal government to provide the notification of the order to the court, Express News reported.

The applicant named the federal government, defence ministry, interior ministry and law ministry as respondents in his petition.

He argued that under the Constitution, Article 245 can only be imposed when the civil administration fails to control terrorism, adding that there is no law-and-order problem in Islamabad and therefore, no reason to call the army.

Thus, the court should dismiss the order, the applicant stated.

IHC's Chief Justice Muhammad Anwar Kasi said during the hearing that no order can be issued at this time as a copy of the notification was not submitted with the applicant's request.

The court issued a notice to the federal government, requesting that the notification be provided on August 6.

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