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LHC Bars PAT to Stage Sit-in at Mall Road

Lahore (August 15, 2017): The Lahore High Court has halted the Pakistan Awami Tehreek to hold sit-in at Mall Road in Lahore.

According to the details, Lahore High Court on Tuesday barred Tahirul Qadri’s Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) from holding sit in on Mall Road on Wednesday.

Justice Mamoon Rashid of LHC ruled on the application of Naeem Mir, president of Anjuman Tajiran, who prayed the court to stop the PAT from holding the sit in.

He told the court that government has already been banned the rallies and sits-in at Mall Road, however the ban being continuously violated by the political parties. It also claimed in petition that rallies at Mall road on regular basis has affected the business and caused the loss of million of rupees.

Hearing the case Lahore high court asked the PAT that it should not violate the law and restrain itself from holding sit-in at Mall Road.

Earlier, district government Lahore also turned down PAT request to hold sit-in at Mall Road due to security reasons. Deputy commissioner Lahore informed the PAT leader Sameer Ahmed regarding the decision.

However Pakistan Awami Tehreek announced to stage the sit in on Mall Road despite the government’s refusal to grant approval for any such gathering.

The district administration refused to give the approval for the sit in because it is not allowed on the Mall Road under Section 144 that has been imposed by the provincial government.

PAT has announced to hold the sit-in and according to the schedule Tahirul Qadri would address the participants at 6:00 pm.

Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq, PTI leaders and representative of other opposition parties are also expected to join the PAT sit in against the deadly 2014 police crackdown against the party which killed at least 14 people including women in Model Town.

Relatives and family members of those killed and injured the crackdown would also attend the sit in.

Earlier On August 12, In a press conference at party headquarter Minhajul Quran Secretariat Tahir ul Qadari said that the widows and daughters of the Model Town martyred have decided to stage sit-in at Mall Road till they get justice.

“I request the chief justice to constitute a bench after Eid ul Azha to review the Justice Baqar Najfi report regarding Model Town tragedy, in which 14 PAT workers martyred and take the culprits to the task,” Qadrai said.

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