ISLAMABAD: A writ petition to restrain Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) from holding the Azadi march on 14 August in Islamabad was moved in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here on Thursday.
The petitioner Abdullah Tahir prayed to the court that the Azadi march might be stopped as it would affect fundamental rights of the citizens and would also disturb daily life.
“There is a news that since digging has been done to the road near D-Chowk the protest will take place at Jinnah Avenue, near Centaurus Mall,” he maintained.
The petitioner stated that the protest and sit-in would make it hard for the residents of Islamabad.
He was of the view that PTI protest would violate the fundamental rights of the citizens of Islamabad.
He continued that Jinnah Avenue is the heart of Islamabad traffic, nearly thousands of vehicles daily pass through this route.–Shahid Rao
The petitioner claimed that the Ministry of Interior is not actively performing its legal obligation to stop the protest in Islamabad.
Therefore, he prayed to the court to pass directions to the ministry to restrain the PTI protest and provide some other suitable place to protest.

Published in The Nation newspaper on 08-Aug-2014