The Supreme Court has rejected the anticipatory application of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan for the long march.
The PTI had filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the possible roundup in the long march, however, the Registrar of the Supreme Court returned the petition with objections.
The petition has been objected by the Registrar of the Supreme Court to the effect that the Supreme Court has already ruled on the matter. Gone Disputes are raised in paragraphs 4, 5, 12 and 14 of the petition.
It may be recalled that just yesterday, former federal minister Asad Umar had filed a petition in the Supreme Court on behalf of the PTI, in which it was requested that the government be ordered to stop the violence and arrests of workers on the PTI’s long march. Security officials should be prevented from raiding the homes of leaders and workers, roads and streets should not be closed to prevent peaceful marches, and no action should be taken against protesters.
The petition states that Articles 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19 of the Constitution guarantee fundamental rights and the government cannot revoke the rights given in these articles. Peaceful protest is the right of every citizen, arresting peaceful citizens is a violation of Articles 9 and 10, citizens have the right to protest to achieve democratic demands ۔