Hearing a set of petitions against sit-ins by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on the Constitution Avenue, the Supreme Court earlier today issued notices to all parliamentary parties as well as the PAT.
The notices were issued after the petitioner pleaded to the court that all parliamentary parties be summoned so the deadlock can be resolved.
Notices have been issued to PPP, PML-N, MQM, ANP, PML-Q, PML-Z, BNP, AML, APML. QWP, PkMap, NP and other parties in Parliament as well as PAT.
Today’s proceedings also saw Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk saying it was not his place to issue any clarifications over allegations of bias brought forward by Javed Hashmi in a press conference Monday evening. Hashmi claims that Imran had said that “the current chief justice” who had a favourable view of PTI had agreed to ensure that power is taken from Nawaz Sharif.
Justice Mulk said he had met with Imran only once and that too in the presence of PTI’s counsel Hamid Khan at a time when he was the acting chief election commissioner.
Justice Mulk said Imran and Hamid had come to his office to discuss the idea of introducing biometric system of voting in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
“That was the only time we met,” he said.
Subsequently, the court adjourned the case until tomorrow.