Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC) on Thursday has dismissed contempt petition in opposition to Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Data and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan for commenting on the “axle load coverage” in sharp distinction to a courtroom order.
In the course of the listening to, Justice Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb mentioned that the courtroom and administration can not defer axle load legislation.
It’s to be talked about right here that day earlier than the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl’s (JUI-F) Azadi March, the incumbent authorities of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had suspended implementation on the Nationwide Freeway Security Ordinance, 2000.
The petition looking for contempt proceedings in opposition to Dr Awan mentioned that “fairly opposite to the clear instructions and orders…Ms Firdous Ashiq Awan tweeted on October 26… upon directions of PM Imran Khan to facilitate native merchants, FWO has deferred Axle load implementation on M9 Motorway for one 12 months. This choice has been taken on request of merchants’ neighborhood.”
The ordinance has all the time confronted robust lobbying from transporters as a consequence of which its implementation was delayed many occasions. The PTI govt had determined to strictly implement the axel load regime to trigger as much as 100 per cent improve in freight prices.