IHC dismisses PTI’s plea seeking revocation of Section 144 in Islamabad

 The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday dismissed the PTI’s plea seeking the revocation of CrPC Section 144 in the capital as the party seeks to pave way for its upcoming march.

The federal government has imposed Section 144 for banning gatherings ahead of the march, but undeterred by it, PTI Chairman Imran Khan has warned the rulers against taking any steps to stop their rally.

In the PTI’s bid to stop the government from taking action against it during the long-march, the party filed a petition in the IHC to nullify the notification — but the IHC dismissed it after holding a hearing.

IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah Monday also told PTI leader Asad Umar — the petitioner — to revoke Section 144 from Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa via their respective assemblies first and then approach this court against the law.