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LHC Rejects Plea Against PTI Gathering At Minar-e-Pakistan  

Lahore (April 26, 2018): Lahore High Court on Thursday rejected a plea demanding the court to halt Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf from holding public gathering at Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore and remarked that it was the responsibility of government not court to halt gatherings.

The proceedings were held at the Lahore High Court on a plea filed from Advocate Imran Sheikh asking court to halt the public gathering to be held at Minar-e-Pakistan on April 29, which would be participated by PTI activists from across the country.The petitioner said that Greater Iqbal Park is declared national heritage and is protected under the constitution and the PTI gathering could damage the historic place.

He asked the court to shift the gathering venue from Minar-e-Pakistan to Qaddafi Stadium or Nasir Bagh.

The court rejected the plea and Justice Shahid Kareem said that the court could not interfere in the matter as it is the responsibility of the executive to halt anyone from holding gatherings at any place.   It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has announced to hold a public gathering in Lahore which would be party’s first gathering of the PTI’s election campaign for 2018 polls.

The party has already finalised arrangements for the April 29 public gathering in which PTI Chairman Imran Khan will unveil his first 100-day strategy after “winning the upcoming general election.”

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