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Review Petition Withdrawn by Pemra in Faizabad Sit-In Verdict Case

Faizabad Sit-In Verdict Case

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) submitted a petition to the Supreme Court, stating its intent to withdraw the review petition challenging the ruling in the Faizabad sit-in case.

PEMRA has filed a petition with the Supreme Court, stating its intention to no longer pursue the lawsuit.

The change in PEMRA’s stance comes a day after the Intelligence Bureau (IB) informed the Supreme Court of its decision to withdraw a plea requesting a reconsideration of the court’s 2019 decision regarding the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakis¬≠tan (TLP) sit-in in Faizabad, Islamabad.

Just two days before the review petitions were scheduled to be heard by a three-member bench led by Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa and comprising Justice Amin-Uddin Khan and Justice Athar, PEMRA submitted its plea.

Verdict of Faizabad

On February 6, 2019, the Supreme Court (SC) issued a written verdict ordering action against extremist elements in the Suo-moto case related to Tehreek-e-Labbaik’s (TLP) 2017 Faizabad sit-in.

In addition, the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) conducted a weeks-long protest at Islamabad’s Faizabad Interchange in November 2017 in response to a minor change in the oath taken by lawmakers. The court took Suo moto notice shortly after the protests.

The National Assembly had amended the Finality of Prophet-hood (Khatm-e-Nabuwwat) oath for electoral candidates, leading to protests from religious groups in the country. The government had subsequently revoked the amendment, which had triggered widespread controversy.

Miftah Claims Imran Khan Leads Popularity Survey, Surpassing Political Rivals

Moreover, Miftah Ismail, a leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), claimed in a recent opinion poll that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan had surpassed all other political leaders in popularity.

Miftah, along with Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Mustafa Khokhar, is exploring the possibility of launching a new political party, and they have been testing the waters for this idea.

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