Court requests federal govt to provide notification invoking Article 245

Published: July 28, 2014
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Decision was made while hearing case against invocation of Article 245 in federal capital. STOCK IMAGE

Decision was made while hearing case against invocation of Article 245 in federal capital. STOCK IMAGE

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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Reader Comments (2)

  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Jul 28, 2014 - 6:30PM

    WNY ????

    Since only notification has been requested therefore you may get it soon .

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  • Rex Minor
    Jul 28, 2014 - 8:25PM

    The judiciary appears to be in place; the media is still vibrant despite having suffered several setbacks; the army chief could infact based on precedence, introduce military rule in the capial and beyond and remove the Prime Minister and place the civilian administration under the military. In case the COAS does not take this step, the corps commanders could place the COAS under house house arrests as well. The military commanders are not subservient to the civilian adminisrtration nor take direct orders from them.

    Rex Minor

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