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SC to hear IHCBA’s plea against govt’s decision to block roads to stop PTI’s ‘Azadi March’

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  • Three-member bench, headed by Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan, to hear petition tomorrow.
  • Plea says government, provinces, and public functionaries are bound to obey Constitution.
  • IHCBA appeals to apex court to direct govt to “unblock roads and highways and not to create hindrance in movement of citizens”.

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has fixed a hearing tomorrow for the Islamabad High Court Bar Association’s (IHCBA)petition against the government’s decision to block roads and raid houses of PTI members ahead of the party’s “Azadi March”.

A three-member bench, headed by Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan, and comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, will hear the case.

The IHCBA, in its petition, told the court that the blockage of roads and highways by different state institutions and executive authorities was “preventing” advocates, citizens, including ambulances and doctors, from reaching their destinations.

The association, in its petition, stated that the lawyers were also stuck on the highways and roads for a long period which made them “unable to approach” the Supreme Court, thus, depriving citizens of their fundamental rights and hindering “access to justice”.

“The freedom of movement is the fundamental right of every citizen of Pakistan and all the executive authorities, state agencies, state institutions, and the government and all the provinces and as well as the public functionaries are bound to obey the Constitution and exercise their powers within the four corners of the provisions of the Constitution and law,” read the petition.

The lawyers’ body also cited press reports that stated that lawyers, parliamentarians, and workers of one political party were being arrested and harassed without any reasonable and lawful justification. It stated that the violation of the fundamental rights of the citizens was “illegal, unlawful, and contrary to the provisions of the Constitution”.

The petitioners told the court that their plea has been filed for the “protection of fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution”.

The IHCBA has appealed to the apex court to direct the government to “unblock the roads and highways and not to create hindrance in the movements of the citizens”.

It also asked the Supreme court to direct the government to restrain from taking “any unconstitutional and illegal action or harass the citizens”.

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Saudi Arabia rewards brave police officer ASP Shehrbano with a royal pension.

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Sources claim that when the two met at the Saudi embassy, where the ambassador was entertaining the courageous female officer, the diplomat gave ASP Shehrbano the information.

The Saudi ambassador praised the police officer’s bravery and assured her that her family’s travel expenses to Saudi Arabia as a royal guest will be covered by the Saudi royal family.

He gave the ASP high marks for her poise and selfless dedication to her work in managing an agitated environment.

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Additionally, ASP Shehrbano’s name was suggested by IG Punjab Usman Anwar for the Quied e Azam Police award.

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Islamabad, DC, is sentenced to six months in prison for defamatory remarks.

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday sentenced Deputy Commissioner Irfan Nawaz Memon to six months in prison after finding that he had committed contempt of court.

The deputy commissioner’s maintenance of public order (MPO) against PTI politician Shehryar Afridi was declared unlawful by the court. However, Saddar SP was cleared of all allegations by the IHC.

The court fined SSP operations Rs0.1 million and sentenced them to four months in jail.

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The government declares March 2 a public holiday.

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Secretary Auqaf Dr. Tahir Raza will execute the customary chador laying on the saint’s grave to kick off the urs festivities.

On this occasion, ulema Mushaikh, members of the Religious Committee, and a sizable crowd of devotees will take part.

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