Chief Justice Aamer Farooq says Imran Khan under threat as per intelligence reports
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Aamer Farooq has said that there were fears of attack on former prime minister Imran Khan as per intelligence reports, further adding that “the government and the state have the responsibility to look into this matter.”
Intelligence agencies have submitted their report to the IHC regarding the threats to PTI’s Long March,
Report stated that there were fears of attack on Imran Khan during the Long March.
In the Islamabad High Court, a hearing was also held on the petition for issuance of NOC for PTI’s rally and sit-in, as well as on the petition of local businessmen against the closure of roads due to the PTI Long March.
During the hearing, IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq said that as per intelligence reports, there were fears of an attack on Imran Khan.
“The government and the state have the responsibility to look into this matter,” CJ IHC added.
He said that it is the right of political and non-political parties to protest, while ordinary citizens and petitioner-businessmen also have rights which should not be affected.
The CJ IHC asked PTI to submit a new application for NOC and directed to not block the roads if they get permission.
He also directed the Islamabad administration to ensure the rights of the people are not affected.
The court adjourned the hearing on the joint petitions of PTI and businessmen till November 22.