Petition seeking judicial probe into May 9 incidents filed in SC
By News Desk
June 1, 2023 02:44 PM
An application was filed in the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday, seeking judicial inquiry into the incidents of violence on May 9, 2023, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Making the federal government, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Law respondents, the petition, filed by Advocate Saim Chaudhry, sought SC orders to the government to stop violating the basic human rights as enshrined in the constitution.
The petition also sought the apex court order to the government to release political detainees and stop persecution of female political workers languishing in jails.
The petitioner also requested the court to declare trial of political prisoners in military courts ‘unconstitutional’ since the legislation done in January 2019 for setting up military courts had ceased to be effective.
It was stated in the petition that the government’s actions had infringed upon the powers of judiciary. “The steps taken by the government recently were the violation of articles 189, 17, 16, 15, 14, 10, 9, 8 and 204,” read the petition.
Thousands of people had gone wild after the arrest of former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan on May 9.
People took to streets, ransacked and torched properties, including military buildings, in different cities of the country to vent their anger at the authorities for arresting Imran.
Reporter: Amanat Gishkori