Tehreek-e-Insaf challenged the implementation of Section 144 in Lahore and the police action against the workers in the Lahore High Court.
Tehreek-e-Insaf’s petition against the implementation of Section 144 in Lahore has been fixed for hearing.
Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh will hear the case tomorrow.
Section 144 has been imposed in Lahore by the caretaker government of Punjab, and it will be notified for 7 days. In the notification issued by the Provincial Home Department, it has been stated that the ban has been imposed in view of the poor traffic and security situation.
A rally was announced by Tehreek-e-Insaf in Lahore, but due to the implementation of Section 144 in the city today, clashes between PTI workers and the police were seen at several places. Workers are also being arrested for violation.
On behalf of Tehreek-e-Insaf, a petition against Section 144 was filed in the Lahore High Court.
In the petition filed by Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Hammad Azhar through Zafraqbal Mangan Advocate, Punjab Government, Home Department, Deputy Commissioner Lahore and others have been made parties.
In the petition, it has been argued that peaceful protest is the fundamental right of every citizen, illegal notification of Section 144 has been issued to prevent the election campaign, the court should annul the implementation of Section 144.
Talking informally to the media after filing the petition, PTI leader Hamad Azhar said that hundreds of our workers have been arrested, chemical water has been thrown on our workers due to which dozens of people have been injured and are being treated in hospitals. There are, cars of peaceful citizens have been vandalized, undemocratic work has been done in caretaker government.
Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s request against police action
Another petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court against the police action to stop the PTI rally in Lahore.
The petition has been filed by PTI leader Imtiaz Mehmood through advocate Waqar Mushtaq, challenging the police’s move to block city roads and tear gas shelling.
In the application, the Punjab government, DC and CCPO Lahore have been made parties and it has been submitted that PTI took permission from the district administration for the election campaign, but the police blocked the roads before taking out the rally for the election campaign. Closed and took illegal action.
Taking a position in the petition, it is requested that the police tortured the political workers by using tear gas, peaceful protest is the fundamental right of every citizen, the action of blocking roads and shelling of tear gas by the court administration. Abolish it.