LHC orders PAT-led protest to end by 12 a.m.
Lahore (Online): LHC has conditionally allowed today’s PAT-led protest at Mall Road by ordering the rally to end by midnight.
The LHC has ordered the media not to cover the protest after midnight tonight. The government has also been ordered to clear the protest site at 12 a.m. and unblock roads for traffic. The hearing was then adjourned until January 31st after notices were sent to the communicators.
Punjab Advocate General Shakeelur Rehman said that the protest administration has been informed of the security threats and problems related to the demonstration.
During the hearing of the case on Tuesday, the petitioners argued that Mall Road is an economic hub and the protest will hinder livelihoods of people. The petitioners stated that Nasir Bagh should be considered as an alternative venue for the protest.
After the arguments, the LHC requested replies from the federal government, PEMRA and other parties.
Meanwhile, the LHC dismissed the plea requesting an opening order to stop the protest.