Long March

LHC orders immediate removal of containers from roads in Punjab

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday ordered removal of containers’ placed along different streets in Punjab by the administration [to prevent marchers] agitating against the government, ARY News reported.

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The court was hearing case pertaining to the closure of thoroughfares and petrol stations in different parts of Punjab.  The LHC observed that barricades placed along roads were hindering movement of general public and bringing them hardships.

The court, in its verdict, said containers were forcibly snatched from their owners before being placed on streets. The LHC bench asked the IG Punjab about the authority who directed placement of barricades.

The judges’ panel resented when the IG failed to furnish an answer, saying he did not know about number of containers used as barriers. The IG told before the court that he had no issue if the government removed from the post.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek workers have been converging in Punjab before marching towards Islamabad for their long march against the government on August 14. Police have already galvanized into action and arrested several activists of PAT and PTI in Lahore in an attempt to thwart marchers.

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