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Can’t Give Space To PTI For Sit-In Because Of Security Concerns, Capital Administration Informs IHC

  • According to the AG of Islamabad, there are fears that religious “fanatics” will attack the PTI’s sit-in.
  • He urges that the Supreme Court reject PTI’s petition for a sit-in.
  • The AG also recalls the remarks of PTI leaders and expresses concern that they may bring weaponry.

ISLAMABAD: The administration of the Federal Capital informed the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday that it was unable to give space the PTI for a sit-in due to security concerns against PTI Chairman Imran Khan.

In a miscellaneous appeal brought before the IHC, Advocate General Islamabad Jahangir Khan Jadoon argued that, in addition to security problems, PTI supporters were likely to use violence once they arrived in the capital.

The PTI leadership was directed by the high court to provide a timetable and sign an affidavit in connection with its long march by November 7; as a result, the case was filed. The party had called IHC in order to arrange a spot for their jalsa.

In his appeal, Jadoon informed the court that the PTI chairman’s container had been attacked on Thursday evening, injuring him and several others. Unfortunately, one person was killed and another was seriously injured in the incident.

The defendant, according to the prosecutor general, attacked the caravan because his religious sensibilities had been hurt. As a result, there is a significant chance that more “fanatics” will join the march, potentially leading to further incidents like these in the capital.

Jadoon further reminded the court that similar extremist acts, like as the assassinations of former federal minister Shahbaz Bhatti and Punjab governor Salman Taseer, have occurred in Islamabad.

He further added that a KP minister and party members had openly stated their plan to travel to Islamabad with weapons, ammo, and other supplies to be used against law enforcement.

“Fawad Ch also [threatened] the federal government and security services in his harsh words, and he incited PTI supporters to attack these targets and exact violent revenge.”

Given the security services’ worries, he continued, “we are unable to allow PTI to jalsa/sit-in in ICT” since there are major life threats against the PTI chairman at this stage in the lengthy march.

After stating the grounds, the advocate general declared that the PTI petition seeking a place for its sit-in should be dismissed.

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