A five-member Supreme Court bench on Thursday disposed off a contempt of court petition filed by the federal government against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chiairperson Imran Khan over his alleged violation of the apex court’s orders during PTI’s ‘Azadi March’.
The petition maintained that the PTI workers on Wednesday night vandalized public property at the D-Chowk and were involved in arson hence contempt of court proceedings should be applied against former prime minister Imran Khan.
PTI had given an undertaking before the Supreme Court that its long march would be peaceful hence every roadblock and contrainer should be removed. On the assurance, the Supreme Court directed local administration to give a ground sitautaed between Sector H-9 and G-9 for its public rally.
Meanwhile, Imran Khan gave a six-day ultimatum to the incumbent government to announce fresh polls in the country.
The court also disposed of IHCBA’s plea.
“We will issue the verdict in the case which will serve as an example in the future,” CJP remarked.
Imran Khan upon reaching Islamabad after nearly 30 hours of travelling addressed the marchers gathered enthusiastically to support the cause. In his address, the former prime minister maintained that he has giving the federal government a timeline of six days to dissolve the assemblies and announce elections.
He was of the view that the government tried its best to crash the Azadi March but PTI remained peaceful during the march. “Our homes were raided and privacy of homes was violated, they tried every method to crush our protest but I have seen the nation free of fear of slavery,” he added.
“I am giving a six-day ultimatum to the government to dissolve assemblies and announce elections in June.” Imran Khan also lamented the death of PTI workers who lost their lives during the Azadi March.
He also forewarned the government that the Azadi marchers would return to Islamabad in case of no announcement from the government regarding elections within six days.
Courtesy Bol News