ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf (PTI) have challenged imposition of section 144 in Islamabad in the Islamabad High Court.

PTI leaders, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Asad Umar, Jahangir Tareen, Arif Alvi and Shafqat Mehmood filed the petition on the party’s behalf.

Federation of Pakistan, IG Punjab, IG Islamabad, IG Azad Kashmir and the Chief Commissioner Islamabad were made respondents in the petition. In the request, PTI have said that imposition of Section 144 should be declared illegal and respondents should be told not to arrest anyone.

The request also says workers who have been arrested under Section 144 should be released. Meanwhile Punjab government has extended the house arrest of PAT and PTI workers by one month reported sources.