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After IB, Pemra withdraws review plea against Faizabad sit-in case

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After the Intelligence Bureau (IB) requested to withdraw its review petition against the Faizabad sit-in verdict, the PEMRA also pulled its plea in the case on Wednesday.

A day earlier, the IB withdrew its review petition contesting the Supreme Court’s judgment delivered by the incumbent Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Qazi Faez Isa in the case.

Pemra, too, filed a separate petition in the SC to withdraw its review petition against the verdict issued in 2019 following the sit-in by the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakis­tan (TLP) in Islamabad’s Faizabad city, which continued for 20 days in 2017.

The regulatory body’s plea stated that the review petitions are pending against the verdict, and the SC has scheduled a hearing on September 28.

Pemra said the Civil Review Petition is pending adjudication before the SC and is fixed for a hearing on September 28.

Citing chairman Pemra, the authority stated: “That the competent authority (Chairman PEMRA) vide letter dated 26.09.2023 has desired that titled Civil Review Petition filed on behalf of PEMRA may be withdrawn and does not want to pursue the matter.”

Copy of the petition. — Pemra

Last week, in response to a series of review petitions submitted against its previous ruling, the apex court said that it would revisit the Faizabad sit-in case on September 28.

A three-member bench, led by Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa and consisting of Justices Amin-ud-Din Khan and Athar Minallah, was set to hear the review proceedings.

Apart from Pemra and IB, the Defence Ministry, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, and Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmad had also filed a review plea…

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