LHC dismisses petitions to remove containers as blockades

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Saturday dismissed petitions seeking to remove containers placed as blockades in the provincial capital and other cities of Punjab.

The LHC maintained that basic rights were not violated with the placement of containers on roads.

Two citizens Manzoor Ahmed and Muhammad Alam had filed petitions against the placement of containers to stop Youm-e-Shuda in different cities while Hassan Ovais had challenged the decision to place containers in Model Town, Lahore.

The LHC dismissed Manzoor Ahmed and Muhammad Alam’s petitions and adjourned hearing on the third petition till August 13. Justice Khalid Mahmood remarked that people’s rights were not violated with the placement of containers. He added that police should provide people with entry and exit facilities in Model Town and other areas.

The LHC also adjourned hearing of a petition pertaining to the closure of petrol pumps till Monday.