PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Friday restrained the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) from blocking roads.
A bench of the high court gave this restraining order on a petition against the party’s agitation drive to press the government into meeting their demands, which also included Prime Minister Imran Khan’s resignation.After a preliminary hearing, the bench restrained the JUI-F from blocking major arteries. As part of its Plan B, the JUI-F has staged sit-ins at various key points across the country. While addressing the Azadi March participants in Islamabad earlier this week, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman had announced to end Islamabad sit-in said to expand protests across the country according to his party’s Plan B for protest. He had appealed workers of JUI-F to come on streets and record a protest as Plan-B of the party.
The party workers had on Thursday blocked the Hub River road in Karachi for vehicular traffic. The disruption of traffic by the JUI-F workers has suspended traffic between Sindh and Balochistan provinces causing hardships for the passengers. The party workers blocked the National Highway in Sukkur and staged a sit-in in Ghotki which suspended traffic flow at the highway.
JUI barred from road-blocking by Court