IHC grumbles over federal government in Faizabad sin-in case

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday grumbled over the federal government for its failure to submit responses and report of Raja Zafarul Haq-led committee on Faizabad sit-in.
During today’s hearing of the case, judge also expressed displeasure at the defense secretary’s failure to submit the report regarding the agreement between the protesters and the government.
IHC Judge, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui also asked the federal government as to why name of the army chief was mentioned in the agreement between the government and protesters.
The court directed the defense secretary directed to resubmit the report at the next hearing set on February 12.
The head of the Intelligence Bureau was also present in court today but failed to submit the required audio recording after which he was summoned again for the next hearing.
The judge warned that contempt proceedings will be initiated against officials for not complying with court orders.
“We will not allow the matter to be brushed under the carpet,” the judge said while issuing orders to concerned authorities.
Let it be known that workers of a religious party had been protesting against the government for amending the Finality of Prophethood clause in Election Act 2017, at Faizabad Interchange of Islamabad bringing the capital to a standstill for around three weeks.

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