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Civil society approaches LHC against Sharif’s GT Road rally

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LAHORE: A petition against ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s planned GT Road rally was filed in the Lahore High Court on Tuesday, ARY News reported.

The petition was filed by some members of civil society who requested the court to bar Sharif from leading the rally from Rawalpindi to Lahore via Grand Trunk Road.

It was contended in the petition that the Sharif’s planned rally on August 09 was in violation of the Supreme Court verdict, which not only disqualified him from the office of the prime minister but also from heading a political party. In the light of the verdict, he could neither lead nor be member of a political party, it argued.

The petition said that a large number of banners in favour of Sharif have been displayed across the provincial capital and government machinery and resources were being utilized for the rally.

Besides, it said, in the wake of the latest bomb blast on Lahore’s Outfall Road, security environment was not conducive to take people to the streets, risking their property and lives.

The rally is in violation of the apex court verdict and comes within the ambit of contempt of court, it added and prayed to the court to stop Sharif from leading the public rally.

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