Pakistan top court asks protesters to vacate Constitution Avenue

(MENAFN- Khaleej Times) Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk on Monday asked them to vacate the route to the court.

Supporters of the Pakistan Muslim League-N hold a rally in support of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Lahore on Monday.— AFP

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) of Imran Khan and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) of cleric Tahirul Qadri to clear the Constitution Avenue by Tuesday.

Both parties have staged ‘dharna’ (sit-in) on the avenue opposite the Parliament House and also blocked access to the Supreme Court.

Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk on Monday asked them to vacate the route to the court. He passed this order while hearing a petition against the extra-constitutional moves.

In a related development Imran placed a six-page reply to former chief justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry’s defamation notice for accusing him of complicity in alleged rigging of May 11 2013 election. He appreciated Justice Chaudhry’s bravery and firm stand against a dictator for which the entire nation salutes him.

The reply clarifies Imran’s position stating that it is possible Justice Chaudhry’s address to the returning officers was in the best interest of holding free and fair elections. For more news from Khaleej Times follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter at khaleejtimes Follow khaleejtimes ->

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