Supreme Court of Pakistan had ruled that it is the responsibility of the government to handle the situation arising from the sit-ins of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on Monday August 18, 2014 in Islamabad.
Five member Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk and including Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and Justice Mushir Alam heard the petition filed by Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Kamran Murtaza.
It was ruled that Supreme Court cannot intervene in each and every matter. If any parliamentarian is violating the oath, then Parliament should intervene and take action. It is the responsibility of the government to handle any situation.
Attorney General of Pakistan had also pleaded that apex court restrain the protesters to enter the Red Zone area in Islamabad.
Supreme Court had last week said in a ruling that state authorities should restrain to take any step against the Constitution of Pakistan.
The larger bench of the Supreme Court will continue to hear the petition on Wednesday after receiving reply from Attorney General.