Lahore High Court dubs Imran, Qadri's demands 'unconstitutional'
Taking cognizance of a petition filed by a citizen against the marches announced by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), the Lahore High Court has issued a detailed verdict over the case and dubbed the demands by both the party chiefs as "unconstitutional".
The court, on Thursday, admitted the petition for regular hearing, saying that it was convinced that demands raised by Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri were in violation of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973 and as such for resolving the important constitutional issue, the Dawn reports.
The demands put forth by the chiefs of PTI and PAT, which the verdict has referred to in the nine-page verdict, are as follows:
"(a) The Prime Minister of Pakistan should step down; (b) The Parliament of Pakistan be dissolved; (c) Election Commission be re-constituted; and (d) Interim government of technocrats be formed and election be held.
The verdict further stated that if the above said demands are not accepted, they will continue with their Dharna (sit-in) in Islamabad D-Chowk and they will choke the entire system unless their demands are accepted, the report said.
The court warned that in case of violation of the constitution, the leaders and activists of PTI and PAT were likely to face legal action.
(Posted on 15-08-2014)