Govt. decides to allow Azadi March within ambit of law, Constitution.

 
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ISLAMABAD -- The government on Wednesday decided to allow the proposed Azadi March within the ambit of law and the Constitution as interpreted in the decisions of the Supreme Court and Islamabad High Court. The decision was taken after the negotiating team, constituted by the government and led by Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, met Prime Minister Imran Khan, the PM Office media wing in a press release said. 'It was decided that the Government, with its firm belief in upholding democratic ideals, would allow the proposed Azadi March, if it takes place within the ambit of law and the Constitution as interpreted in the decisions of the Supreme Court and Islamabad High Court,' it said. The opposition parties, led by Amir of his own faction of Jammiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman, had already announced the date for holding a march in the Capital city on October 31.

The team, led by Pervez Khattak, was given a go-ahead by the...

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