LHCBA moves petition against ‘Inqilab’, ‘Azadi’ marches

Lahore bar association says public functionaries should stop political parties from spreading anarchy


Hasnaat Malik August 18, 2014

ISLAMABAD: The Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) has moved a petition in the Supreme Court against the ‘Inqilab’ and ‘Azadi’ marches in the capital and the PTI-led civil disobedience movement, announced by PTI chairman Imran Khan.

LHCBA president Shafqat Mahmood Chohan filed a petition against the protests on Monday under Article 184 (3) of the Constitution. Chohan contended that fundamental rights of citizens have been violated by the leaders of the political parties leading the protests.

He stated that because leaders are calling for unconstitutional activities, public functionaries are required to stop them and their political parties (PTI, PAT) from spreading anarchy.

Chohan urged the top court to restrain these parties from entering the Red Zone in Islamabad. The parties should also avoid taking steps that promote violence or endanger the fundamental rights of the citizens of the country, the petition said.

Earlier, the Supreme Court Bar Association filed a similar petition. On August 15, the Supreme Court restrained all state functionaries from taking any unconstitutional steps during the current protests.

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