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Islamabad (March 19, 2018): The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday adjourned the proceedings into Faizabad sit-in case for two weeks and expressed its anger over the report submitted by the premier intelligence agency of the country-ISI.

A two member bench comprising of Justice Qazi Faiz Essa and Justice Mushir Alam were presiding the case into Faizabad sit-in.

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During the proceedings the report of ISI was presented before the court to which Justice Faiz Essa said that he was in fear after reading such a report that how could the country’s premier agency do not know from where the amount came for the those staging sit-in at Faizabad and what are sources of funds for them.

He remarked that the few days sit-in had caused a loss of billions to the country.The SC judge Essa asked from the official who submitted the report if he knows how this country was established and said that a long-fought struggle is behind the establishment of the country but ruining all of it is very easy.

He said that ISI runs from the tax-payers money and is answerable.

He also inquired from the official as to what measures were taken to block material based on religious hatred on social media and what measures were taken to regulate the social media.Earlier on Monday, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) ordered the arrest of Tehreek-e-Labbaik leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi and Afzal Qadri in the Faizabad sit-in case.

During proceedings of the case, the ATC directed that Rizvi and Qadri be arrested and presented in court on April 4.

Workers of a religious party had protested against the government at Faizabad Interchange of Islamabad for around three weeks in November last year, bringing the capital to a standstill.On March 5, the ATC had declared Rizvi, Qadri, Maulana Inayat and Shekih Izhar as absconders in the case for failing to appear before the court after repeated summons.

The ATC also stated that if the accused were not produced in court within the next 30 days, they would be declared proclaimed offenders.The religious party had protested against an amendment in the Elections Act, 2017, which was later reversed by the government, and ended its protest after an agreement was reached with the government, which included the resignation of Law Minister Zahid Hamid.

The Supreme Court had also taken notice of the protest and the subsequent agreement and heard the case today, dismissing an intelligence agency’s report over Rizvi’s source of funding.

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