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Faizabad sit-in: CJP dismayed at commission’s report

06 May, 2024 13:36

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has resumed hearing of the federal government’s review petition in the Faizabad sit-it case today.

Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Isa, the bench comprising Justice Irfan Saadat Khan and Justice Naeem Akhtar Awan is hearing the case.

Earlier, the special commission for­med to probe the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakis­tan’s (TLP) Faizabad sit-in had dispatched its report to the government. Comprising 150 pages, the report has been prepared in light of the statements of 33 witnesses.

During the hearing, the Chief Justice expressed his anger over the commission’s report.

The CJP remarked: “I don’t understand at what level of mind has prepared this report. The commission does not know what his responsibility was. It prepared a report based on the statement of Faiz Hameed.

How can the commission say that the protesters should have been stopped in Punjab. Peaceful protest is the right of every citizen. I don’t know what the commission was afraid of, the Chief Justice observed.

He remarked that it appears the inquiry commission has some grudge against the Punjab government. The entire report was written against the Punjab government for not interfering, the Chief Justice added.

The entire focus of the commission was only on why the protesters were allowed to come from Punjab to Islamabad, the Attorney General said.

Justice Irfan Saadat Khan observed that the commission had put all the blame on the Punjab government.

 

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