The Supreme Court rejected the federal government’s request to immediately stop PTI chief Imran Khan’s long march towards Islamabad. According to media sources Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial advised the government to hold talks with the former prime minister.
The federal government filed a contempt of court plea against the PTI chairman in the Supreme Court over his long march to the federal capital.
In its petition, the government said, “Imran Khan is making announcements to attack Islamabad”, which it claimed was a violation of a court order. It urged the apex court to direct the PTI chief to ensure the implementation of its orders related to protests and sit-ins.
A five-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar AtaBandial, comprising Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan, Justice Munib Akhtar, Justice Yahya Afridi, and Justice Sayyed Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi heard the plea today.
A day earlier, Imran Khan said PTI will hold his long march on28th October 2022 (Friday) from Lahore.
The former prime minister said that all party workers, supporters, and leaders will gather at Lahore’s Liberty Chowk at 11 am from where they will march towards Islamabad.