LHC stops police from illegal arrests of PTI workers

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday decided in favour of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) over their petition against police for illegally detaining PTI workers.

The court stopped the police from making any illegal arrests and ordered the police not to harass any peaceful protesters.  The Court said that peaceful protests are the right of all citizens.  The bench made this observation during the hearing of a petition submitted by Advocate Gohar Nawaz Sindhu regarding unlawful arrests of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) workers.  Insaf Lawyers Forum-Punjab Senior Vice-President Advocate Gohar Nawaz Sindhu filed a petition to the Lahore High Court, asking the court to prevent the government from creating hurdles against PTI workers. The petition was accepted by the court.

Gohar Nawaz Sindhu stated that the citizens are protected under articles 15, 16 and 19 of the constitution. The advocate also added that according to article nine, the protesters cannot be held behind bars for a peaceful protest. He said that there are no red, green, or blue areas that are prohibited by the constitution. He added that people are at liberty to do processions at public places as it is granted by the constitution.



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