LHC Advises Government to Quit After Failing to Maintain Peace

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 11:08:43 by
Lahore High Court

The Lahore High Court (LHC), on Tuesday advised the incumbent government to quit on account of its failure to maintain public peace and fulfill its duties.

The full bench of the LHC made these statements while hearing several petitions regarding the ongoing political protests and the deteriorating security conditions in the country. The petitions included those against both Pakistan Awami Tehreek and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leaders, Dr. Tahirul Qadri and Imran Khan.

During these hearings, the court also observed that the incumbent government was seemingly helpless during the protests and the ensuing law and order violations.

“This is the time to wake up. Where is public peace for the past four months?” commented Justice Shahid Dar, part of the full bench, which is headed by Justice Khalid Mahmood Khan.

In response to the bench’s comments, the Additional Attorney General, Naseed Ahmed Bhutta remarked that the government had decided to not to ‘show its muscles’ in the ongoing episodes of protests and sit-ins.

Justice Khalid Mahmood Khan also gave the reference of Dhaka, advising the government not to keep the masses uninformed, since such practices in the past led to grave losses.

The whole bench further expressed its disappointment with the government’s lack of seriousness in dealing with the existing issues and responding to legal proceedings pertaining to them.

In response to another petition by traders regarding the government’s lack of security planning ahead of the expected PTI protests in Lahore, the court directed both the federal and Punjab governments to formulate and submit their plans to ensure the protection and safety of citizens and the upholding of law and order in the city.

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