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Undeclared martial law in Pakistan! Ban on leaving the country of 80 including Imran, Bushra; 400 phone call records


Islamabad: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has filed a petition in the Supreme Court saying that martial law has been imposed undeclaredly in the country and all government work is being done on the instructions of the army. The imposition of Article 245 in the capital Islamabad and three provinces by the government in Pakistan has created a situation of martial law there.

Helping civil administration in times of crisis

Under Article 245 of the Constitution of Pakistan, the army is deployed to assist the civil administration in times of crisis. The government has deployed troops in three provinces – Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and the capital Islamabad – to deal with violent protests following Imran’s arrest in Islamabad on May 9.

what was said in the petition

Imran Khan has termed it as undeclared martial law. The petition states that the arrest, investigation and trial of civilians under the Military Act, 1952 is illegal. The trial of civilians in military courts is unconstitutional, against the rule of law and independence of the judiciary in the country. His party is arresting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers and leaders in false cases in violation of army and police laws.

Party offices are being raided and closed. All these steps are unconstitutional. Imran Khan has urged the Supreme Court to intervene in the matter and set up a judicial commission to investigate the violence that took place on May 9. The petition names Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, former President Asif Ali Zardari, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and ruling coalition leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman as respondents.

The High Court declared the arrest of Ejaz illegal.

The Islamabad High Court has ordered the release of PTI leader Ejaz Chowdhary, declaring his arrest as illegal. He was arrested by the police on suspicion of participating in violent protests and disturbing the peace. Earlier on Wednesday, the High Court declared the arrest of PTI General Secretary Asad Umar as illegal and ordered his release. Omar has resigned from the party after his release.

Shahbaz saw the burnt building of Radio Pakistan

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday visited the burnt building of Radio Pakistan in Peshawar and directed to start the repair work soon. The historic building of Radio Pakistan was burnt down on 9 May during violent protests following the arrest of Imran Khan.

80 including Imran, Bushra banned from leaving the country

The Government of Pakistan has banned 80 people including former Prime Minister Imran Khan, his wife Bushra Bibi from leaving the country. All the international airports of the country have been informed by putting the names of these people in the no-fly list. This information has been revealed in a report of Pakistani media. Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police of Punjab province Dr. Usman Anwar has said that Imran Khan and his party leaders were involved in the conspiracy to attack military installations. This is revealed by over 400 phone call records.