Invoking article 245, a constitutional decision: Legal Expert

ISLAMABAD - A legal expert on Saturday said that invoking article 245 is a constitutional decision and in the larger interest of the country.


Senator Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana said that operation Zarb-e-Azb is going on against the militants in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) and the government decided to deploy a contingent of army to check any untoward incident in the city.


Rajwana said that there is nothing new in the order as it has been invoked round about 20 times previously during different era for ensuring the law and order situation and the safety of important installations of government and private offices besides foreign missions.


The senator informed that the army would be deployed to support other civile Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) such as police, rangers and the civil administration for ensuring foolproof security of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).


He refuted the propaganda of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) that the article 245 is being imposed to avert so called Azadi March on August 14.


 

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