No one has right to block motorways: IHC

No one has right to block motorways: IHC

Islamabad (Web Desk): Islamabad High Court Chief Justice (CJ) Aamer Farooq on Thursday said that no one has the right to block motorways or any artery, saying that such instances require immediate action.

The IHC CJ said this during the hearing of a petition filed by Islamabad traders against the closure of roads in the federal capital.

The court merged the traders’ petition with the PTI sit-in and rallies seeking No Objection Certificate (NOC).

Advocate General Barrister Jahangir Jadoon and Additional Attorney General Munawar Iqbal Duggal appeared before the court.

During the hearing, the traders’ lawyer explained that the containers on the roads have caused great difficulties.

While the Advocate General Islamabad maintained the stance that PTI’s plea for NOC for the sit-in and rally is still pending and it should also be heard along with this case.

The petitioner’s lawyer prayed the court that orders should be issued to ensure traffic flow on highways and motorways.

On this, the IHC CJ remarked that the closure of highways and motorways will affect the trade system and there are foreigners in Islamabad, the diplomatic movement will also be affected.

Justice Aamer Farooq said that protests also disrupted diplomatic movements in Islamabad.

"The state has the control over motorways and highways and it can issue directions in this regard," he remarked.

Later, the court adjourned the hearing till Friday.