Petition against the formation of the Tiger Force has been dismissed by the Islamabad High Court (IHC). The court has directed that this is the time when trusting the federal and provincial governments to combat novel Coronavirus is important.
This petition was filed by the Union Council of Rawal, present at the outer region od Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Chief Justice Athar Minallah said while making the decision, “It is noted that the government is taking measures to deal with the crisis that has arisen due to the outbreak of coronavirus. The federal and provincial governments are dealing with the prevailing emergency situation and have taken appropriate measures. The petitioner union council has not placed anything on record to doubt that enough is not being done.”
The chief justice further said: “The court has constantly observed that in such situations there is need for national unity and to have trust in the state to deal with the emergency situation.”
“This court, therefore, restrain itself from entertaining the instant petition lest it may prejudice efforts made by the executive authorities.”
In March, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the formation of the tiger force which was to help the citizens in all the areas to help the government combat the COVID-19. 920456 young people have registered to be the part of the Tiger Force from all the provinces proving that the program can work.
The Union Council was of the view that electives should be performing this job. The petition was filed under Article 199.
“However, the petitioner union council, if so advised, may approach the forum concerned and highlight the matters stated in the petition. It is for the executive authorities to consider such grievances and take decisions as they may deem appropriate to deal with the emergency situation,” the court observed and disposed of the petition.