PTI petitions high court for permission to hold protest in Islamabad.

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday approached the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking permission for holding a public procession on Nov 26 and landing of a helicopter carrying Imran Khan at Parade Ground.

PTI's divisional president Malik Sajid filed a petition in the IHC which cited the secretary interior, inspector general police and the deputy commissioner Islamabad as respondents.

It said the PTI chairman had given a call to his workers and supporters for a sit-in in Islamabad on Nov 26.

The petition said the PTI on Nov 20 had submitted an application to the district administration to get permission for the sit-in which was not granted yet.

Says party head submitted application to district administration on Nov 20 but NOC still not issued

The petition requested the court to issue direction to the district administration for granting the no-objection certificate (NOC) for the sit-in.

It also requested the court to direct the respondent authorities to 'allow helicopter of chairman PTI Imran Khan for landing and taking off from Parade Ground, Islamabad till the conclusion of Jalsa.'

In a related development, IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq disposed of a petition filed by traders of Islamabad against the upcoming sit-in of the PTI.

The chief justice observed that both the Supreme Court and the IHC had already laid down guidelines for granting permission and holding public processions.

He observed that the district administration was responsible to ensure freedom of movement of citizens.


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