IHC summons interior ministry to respond on banning Ansar ul Islam.


ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday summoned a representative of interior ministry to respond a petition challenging ban on Ansar ul Islam, a sub-organization of Jamiat Ulema-e- Islam (JUI).

Chief Justice Athar Minallah said how the ministry could impose ban without hearing the JUI as the said organization was a registered entity.

He directed the ministry to satisfy the court that how a ban could be imposed on any organization or party without hearing it.

JUI's Lawyer Kamran Murtaza pleaded that Ansar ul Islam was part of JUI and it was not a private militia.

To which chief justice said but the members of that organization were carrying...

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