Failure to end dharna: IHC issues contempt notice to Interior Minister

ISLAMABAD: The  Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday  issued contempt of courtroom notice to Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal  for his  failure to disperse the protesters who has been staging a sit-in on the Faizabad Interchange for  19 days.

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui  directed the federal government to post a  report   that used to be ready by a committee   led by Raja Zafarul Haq  who has held talks with the religious  leaders of the sit-in by November 28.

The  hearing  has been   adjourned until November 28.

The protesters belonging to non secular events — Tehreek-i-Khatm-i-Nabuwwat, Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) and the Sunni Tehreek Pakistan (ST) —are calling for the sacking of Law Minister Zahid Hamid and strict motion towards the ones at the back of the modification to the Khatm-i-Nabuwwat oath within the Elections Act 2017. 

The modification had previous been deemed a ‘clerical error’ and has already been rectified.

The protesters had occupied the Faizabad Bridge which connects Rawalpindi and Islamabad in the course of the Islamabad Expressway and Murree Road, either one of which might be the busiest roads within the dual towns.

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