LHC orders release of detained PML-N workers
December 4, 2020 01:12 PM
Amid the government efforts to make the planned opposition rally a failure, the Lahore High Court on Friday suspended the detention orders issued against nine PML-N workers, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The move came as Justice Chaudhry Mushtaq Ahmed heard a petition filed by Aftab Akbar and others who were affected by their detention ordered by the Lahore deputy commissioner.
It was argued in the petition that cases were being registered and political activists detained to sabotage the PDM rally scheduled for December 13 in Lahore.
Seeking a court intervention to declare the orders null and void, the counsel argued that his clients were not nominated in any previous cases.
Irreparable loss if vote not respected
On Thursday, PML-N Secretary-General Ahsan Iqbal told 10 Tak – a current affairs programme aired by 24NewsHD on weeknights – that the time had come to send Imran Khan home.
Islamabad would be next destination for the PDM after which the government was going to be washed away, he maintained.
Earlier, the PML-N leaders warned the government against creating hurdles in organising the rally, saying the people of Lahore knew how to remove the hurdles.
In this connection, PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique said the country would experience an irreparable loss if the decision of vote was not respected.
Addressing party workers in Lahore as part of a series of events being held to mobilise public for the December 13 PDM rally, Saad said “this democracy is a fraud” and said that media had be placed in shackles.
“Our votes were stolen,” he said. “People voted for Nawaz Sharif, the result was given in favour of Imran Khan.
Journalists were kidnapped, restriction was imposed on freedom of expression and pressure was exerted on judges, Saad told the charged crowd and questioned, “Is it democracy?”
He stressed that the verdict of vote would have to be accepted to end the current crisis and repeated the demand for holding free and fair elections.
The PML-N leader also noted that the people of Pakistan won’t get their rights if Punjab did not wake up. The Sindhis, the Baloch and the Pakhtuns used to say the same thing but they could not understand at that time, he regretted. “Punjab will now make the decision about the supremacy of Constitution.”
“We will go to Minar-e-Pakistan and get their resignation,” Saad vowed. “Lahore is the heart of Punjab. It will beat in a manner on December 13 that a history would be made.”
“We have to save Pakistan. We won’t give a burning Pakistan to the next generations,” said the PML-N leader.
Speaking on the occasion, former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said there objective was give rights to the people, not coming into power. “Today, we are trying to save Pakistan.”
He said that the country would never progress without the supremacy of Constitution.
Promising a successful power show, Abbasi said the public meeting in Lahore would be witnessed by the entire country, adding that the party supremo – Nawaz Sharif – was also going to address the crowd.
JUI-F rallies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
As part of the ongoing mobilisation campaign, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman will address public meetings in Lakki Marwat tomorrow (December 5), Karak on December 10 and in Darra Adam Khel on December 11.