Plea against Aurat March: Freedom of expression can’t be curbed: CJ

LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh on Thursday observed that restrictions could not be put on freedom of expression in any vague manner.

He was hearing a plea challenging the upcoming “Aurat March” filed by Judicial Activism Panel’s chairman Advocate Azhar Siddique.

Senior lawyer and rights activist Hina Jillani made her appearance in defence of the march as the chief justice resumed proceedings in a court mostly filled with women lawyers and the activists.

Ms Jillani moved an application on behalf of several journalists, human rights activists, lawyers and academics and questioned locus standi of the petitioner, to agitate the matter before the court.