ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), federal capital chapter, is holding a rally on Monday (today) to show solidarity with Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
While Imran Khan in his address to Monday’s gathering would also seek the implementation of apex court’s verdict in a contempt case against Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani, who on Sunday flew to Saudi Arabia to attend the funeral of Saudi Crown Prince Nayef bin Adbul Aziz. The PTI has already filed a constitutional petition in the Supreme Court against the “most-appreciated”, by the government and its allied political parties, ruling of National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza on Prime Minister Gilani’s contempt verdict.
PTI is one among around a dozen petitioners including PML-N, who terming the Speaker NA ruling as “tantamount to subverting the principles of democracy, equality, and the independence of the judiciary” had prayed the court to declare the decision of Speaker as unconstitutional and direct ECP to decide the question of disqualification of the Prime Minister.
The Supreme Court would resume hearing into the case on Monday, while decision in this regard is expected in this week.
PTI announced to hold solidarity rally at the conclusion of a meeting held here at party’s central secretariat on Sunday, which was presided over by Ali Nawaz Awan, a member of Islamabad Steering Committee. All the arrangements in this regard have been finalised. The participants of the meeting observed that PTI would subvert efforts of the government amounted to derail the incumbent judiciary.