The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday, while hearing a petition against the ‘Azadi March’, directed the petitioner to remove some administrative objections from the petition so the court could take it up.
The petitioner, Abdullah Tahir, has challenged the demonstration planned by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on August 14.
The IHC registrar office, while raising objections over the writ petition, stated that the petitioner is not a directly aggrieved person and his petition is also missing certain documents.
IHC Chief Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi observed the court would examine the objection regarding locus standi in the subsequent hearing but the petitioner should remove administrative objections.
The petitioner contended that the Azadi March should be stopped as it would affect fundamental rights of citizens.
Citing the Ministry of Interior as respondent, the petitioner said since the government is taking measures against the planned protest such as digging up trenches and placing containers, the protest will likely take place at Jinnah Avenue, near Centaurus Mall.
The petitioner said the sit-in would make it hard for residents of Islamabad to carry on their daily life.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 12th,2014.