IHC advises religious parties to finish sit-in
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) today advised religious parties protesting in the capital against a reversed change in the Khatm-i-Nabuwwat oath in the Elections Act 2017 to end their sit-in.
IHC Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui today heard a petition submitted by the Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY) one of the protesting parties which asked for a report compiled by a PML-N committee investigating the debatable amendment to the oath to be made public so that “the perpetrators so determined therein, may very kindly be proceed against under the relevant laws.”
The court, however, said a similar petition had already been filed in the IHC and advised the TLY to end its protest as the public was being inconvenienced by the sit-in. Daily life in the capital over the past week or so has been disrupted by protesters belonging to religious parties, including the Tehreek-i-Khatm-i-Nabuwwat, TLY and the Sunni Tehreek Pakistan (ST), calling for the sacking of Law Minister Zahid Hamid and strict action against those behind the amendment to the Khatm-i-Nabuwwat oath which had earlier been deemed a ‘clerical error’ and subsequently rectified. -Agencies