The PTI on Friday approached the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to seek permission to hold a rally in the federal capital. The opposition party filed a petition in the IHC for direction on the issue of non-issuance of no-objection certificate (NOC) for the rally in Islamabad on May 6. The party requested the high court that the Islamabad deputy commissioner be ordered to issue the NOC for the rally. The petition states that in the light of the Supreme Court’s 2022 decision, the rally from Zero Point to F-9 Park should be allowed, PTI’s peaceful workers should be stopped from being harassed and the DC should be ordered to instruct the Islamabad IG to provide security to the rally, it demands. The PTI’s petition further states that the DC was approached for the NOC for the rally but he refused. The Imran-led party has already announced countrywide rallies to show solidarity with the judiciary and the chief justice of Pakistan. On Thursday, PTI chairman Imran Khan asked the public to take to the streets this weekend to express solidarity with Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial amid ongoing conflict between the judiciary and parliament over holding of snap elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Meanwhile, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) instructed the district administration to entertain PTI’s application as per law regarding permission to hold a rally in federal capital tomorrow. Justice Babar Sattar of IHC heard the case filed by Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) seeking permission to hold a rally in federal capital. Lawyer Ateeq ur Rehman prayed the court to issue instructions to the district administration to provide security to the rally. He said that deputy commissioner office had refused to grant NOC for the rally. The court instructed the city administration to view application under the law.