'Long march a political problem': SC dismisses petition to stop PTI's march.

ISLAMABAD -- Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial on Thursday dismissed a petition to stop Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) 'Haqeeqi Azadi' march and remarked that it is a political problem that can be solved politically.

The CJP made the remarks during the hearing of a petition filed by Senator Kamran Murtaza against the PTI's long march.

The chief justice asked the petitioner whether he is afraid that the incident of May 25, wherein the participants of the 'Azadi March' violated a court order about the limits set for it, may happen again.

During the hearing, Justice Bandial also asked the senator if he has mentioned past violations in the application, adding that interference in these types of issues creates an awkward situation for the court.

While referring to PTI's 'Azadi March' which was held earlier this year in May, the CJP inquired whether the participants had weapons, adding that the right to protest is not unlimited but is subject to constitutional limits.

'You are saying that the long march is within the boundaries of Punjab. Have you contacted the Punjab government?' asked the chief justice.

Justice Bandial further questioned whether the court can intervene if the link between the province and the federation is...

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