IHC wants report on petition against road closures.

ISLAMABAD -- Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Aamer Farooq on Monday sought a report from the inspector general of Islamabad police on a petition filed by traders against possible closure of roads because of Pakistan Thereek-i-Insaf (PTI)'s upcoming long march and sit-in in the city.

The traders in the petition pointed out that the Supreme Court earlier this year had sought an assurance from the PTI that it will confine its protest to a specified place.

However, the party violated its undertaking and marched towards D-Chowk and set trees ablaze and damaged public properties.

The rally was finally called off on account of fear of bloodshed, it added.

The petition stated that the protest by political parties was to be seen through past experience starting from 2014 when a political party started a sit-in in the city for almost five months during which vital government buildings, including Parliament House and Pakistan Television, were attacked.

It requested the court to restrain the political party from entering Islamabad's commercial areas. Permission for public demonstration...

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