Nawaz's GT Road rally: IHC dismisses petitions

Nawaz's GT Road rally: IHC dismisses petitions

Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has declared two petitions, challenging Nawaz Sharif’s plan to go to Lahore via the GT Road unmaintainable, on Wednesday.

According to details, the petition had maintained that the rally is an effort to undermine the authority of the Supreme Court (SC) and pressurise the accountability court NAB.

One of the petitions, was filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) lawyer Usman Saeed Basra, maintaining the stance however, Justice Aamer Farooq dismissed the petitions terming them unmaintainable today. 

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Nawaz have decided to lead a public rally from Islamabad to Lahore on August 9, states the petition in order to incite public anger.

According to the petitioner, this act is tantamount to subvert and undermine the authority of the judiciary and thus an attack on the independence of the judiciary.

It also stated that with a show of power, the PML-N and Nawaz want to pressurise NAB in preparation of its corruption references against the Sharif family.

The petitioner prayed to the court to direct federal government, ICT administration and Punjab government to stop this rally.