Order stopping Zaman Park op to remain in force till tomorrow
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday introduced that its order halting the operation at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan’s Zaman Park place of dwelling in Lahore will remain in force till March 17 (tomorrow).
Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh issued the written order and on the request of the legal professionals of the events, adjourned the listening to of the case till tomorrow.
An afternoon previous, Justice Sheikh had restrained the police officers from proceeding the Zaman Park operation till the verdict of the Islamabad High Court at the non-bailable arrest warrant of the previous top minister and PTI leader.
The order via the LHC had come at a time when Islamabad Police, subsidized via Punjab Police and Rangers had resumed efforts— which started on Tuesday — to arrest the ex-premier in reference to the Toshkhana case. Imran has skipped indictment a number of occasions, which led to the pass judgement on issuing a non-bailable arrest warrant for him.
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However, they have been met with sturdy resistance from PTI employees, who threw stones at them. The police answered with volleys of tear gasoline.
After an hours-long from side to side — described via world media as “pitched battles” — the team of workers pulled again to Mall Road, from the place they cleared out.
PTI restrained from maintaining Minar-e-Pakistan rally
Meanwhile, the LHC restrained the PTI management from maintaining a rally at Minar-e-Pakistan mentioning the continued law and order state of affairs
Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh presided over the listening to and remarked that the present state of affairs in the provincial capital had “tarnished the image of Pakistan across the world”.
Justice Sheikh additionally said that the government will have to be conveyed a minimum of 15 days prior if a rally procession is to be held in order to make right kind safety preparations.
Meanwhile, the LHC pass judgement on additionally directed the PTI management to hang a gathering with Inspector General Police (IGP) Punjab Dr Usman Anwar and the extra leader secretary to succeed in a consensus over their considerations that come with “implementation of the former prime minister’s non-bailable arrest warrant, security plan and imposition of Section 144”.
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The court docket used to be listening to other petitions together with pleas in search of a ‘protected approach’ for Imran to succeed in LHC, protecting bails in other FIRs and to prevent the “atrocities” of the police officers in opposition to the PTI leader, his political birthday celebration and its management in addition to most people at Zaman Park.
As complaints commenced nowadays, Justice Sheikh inquired if the petitioner used to be provide in court docket. To this, PTI suggest Advocate Azhar Siddique knowledgeable the court docket that he’s at the approach and can succeed in the court docket in a couple of mins.
Irked on the observation, Justice Sheikh said “this is how serious you people are, when this court fixed this matter for 10am then you should have reached on time”.
The pass judgement on noticed that neither the petitioner nor the respondent aspects are totally conscious about the law, including that how can each events succeed in an answer till the law is learn in moderation?
“Solution is there but neither of the parties is serious to go through the books,” remarked the LHC pass judgement on.
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Justice Sheikh then requested PTI chief Fawad Chaudhry what the protection factor is.
To this, the PTI chief answered that safety has turn into a major factor, including that “there is a hundred per cent threat to Imran at Islamabad’s G-8 court and the concerned authorities had been conveyed about the same”.
Advocate General Punjab Shan Gull hostile the arguments positioned via the petitioner’s suggest.
Moreover, the IGP Punjab stated that the force deployed at Zaman Park used to be with out guns however they have been badly attacked via the PTI employees and petrol bombs have been thrown at them.
Anwar vowed that they’re able to sit down with the PTI to deal with the problems because the police does now not need any “no go area” in the provincial capital.
The LHC pass judgement on then adjourned complaints till March 17.
Earlier this week, the previous top minister introduced an influence show at Miner-e-Pakistan on March 19 (Sunday).