Islambad sit-in: Govt submits report in SC as protest enters 18th day

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ISLAMABAD: The government submitted its report in the Supreme Court on Thursday regarding the Faizabad sit-in, after the apex court took suo motu notice of the matter on Tuesday.

The Defence and Interior Ministries presented their response in the court before the two-member bench, as the sit-in entered in its 18th consecutive day which is staged by a religious group.

While hearing the case, Justice Qazi Faez Isa expressed his disappointment at the displeasing situation in the capital of the country and government doing nothing and millions of people of Rawalpindi and Islamabad were suffering as it disrupted seriously daily life in the area.

Justice Isa said that when the writ of the state is end then the decisions are made on the streets and adding that without taking any names that the sit-in is all about one man who wants to get fame by using other people for it.

,” Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf told the court the government didn’t want the bloodshed in the country and are trying to avoid such situation and trying our level best to end the Dharna by included religious scholars in the dialogue process with the protestors.

He added that around 1800 people are participating in the sit-in, and the government has filed 18 cases against 169 people.

The court directed ISI to re-submit its report on the sit-in at its hearing next Thursday.