Lahore 17 jan. 2018
Lahore High Court (LHC) has permitted today opposition political parties led by Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) to have it’s sit-in protest in Lahore’s main commercial Centre of Mall Road against sitting provincial government.
Punjab, largest populated province of Pakistan is governed by elected Provincial Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, younger brother of recently ousted country’s Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif having a charge of not declaring holding residence visa of United Arab Emirates at the time of filling nomination papers for election.
The court ordered that opposition parties to finish their sit in protest by mid-night today.
It is to note that general national elections in pakistan are announced holding in July this year, however, Senate partly elections are also to be held in March before which Opposition parties in Pakistan has joined hands to oust Nazwaz Sharif brother Shahbaz Sharif, Provincial Chief of Pakistan from power. Among opposition parties include Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf led by Imran Khan, sportsman turned politician, Peoples Party of Pakistan led by Asif Zardari & his son Bilawal Bhutto and PAT. However, above mentioned parties heads has always been charging each other with extreme harsh statements but have joined hands against Sharifs – most popular politician brothers.
It is to note that court judgement was announced on a petition filed against sit-in disturbing free movement of people and damaging business. Justice Aminuddin Khan, of Lahore High court and head of a three member bench ordered “Media should not cover the dharna after 12am,” court said in the verdict which had been reserved earlier in the day. “Lahore police should provide full security to the sit-in but the provincial government can take action if the sit-in gets violent.”