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Pak SC raps ISI for Islamabad sit-in

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Published : Jan 4, 2018, 2:31 am IST
Updated : Jan 4, 2018, 2:34 am IST

The court said if the cell existed then was the ISI representative aware of who the protesters were.

Hundreds of Tehrik-e-Labbaik supporters had been camping at the Faizabad Interchange since November 6. (Photo: AFP)
 Hundreds of Tehrik-e-Labbaik supporters had been camping at the Faizabad Interchange since November 6. (Photo: AFP)

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed displeasure over the performance of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to monitor the recent sit-in in Islamabad.

During a suo-motu hearing of Faizabad sit-in, the two judge bench comprising of Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Qazi Faez Isa, also asked the top spy-agency whether a cell to monitor the activities of such protests existed in the ISI or not.

The court said if the cell existed then was the ISI representative aware of who the protesters were, what the working of the group was like and the issues. “You are a top agency, don’t make a joke out of the country,” remarked Justice Qazi Faez Isa.

Hundreds of Tehrik-e-Labbaik supporters had been camping at the Faizabad Interchange since November 6, calling for the resignation of Federal law minister Zahid Hamid who they blamed for a hastily-abandoned change in the oath of elected representatives.

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