Islamabad High Court (IHC) reserved his decision on a petition challenging Nawaz Sharif’s plan to go to Lahore via the GT Road tomorrow.
IHC Justice Aamer Farooq hearing the petition filed inquired from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf lawyer Usman Saeed Basra, under what law can the high court ban the rally.
Justice Aamer Farooq also remarked that a major part of the rally will take place in Punjab, which is outside the court’s jurisdiction.
According to the petitioner, the rally is an effort to undermine the authority of the Supreme Court and pressurise the National Accountability court’s references against the Sharif family.
The petitioner adopted that the Supreme Court, through its July 28 judgment, disqualified Nawaz as MNA. He and members of his party are maligning the apex court by terming the ouster a ‘conspiracy’.
To incite public anger, 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.
This act is tantamount to subvert and undermine the authority of the judiciary and thus an attack on the independence of the judiciary, the petitioner claims.