LHC stops PTI from holding rally on Sunday at Minar-e-Pakistan

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday directed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman to cancel his ‘show of power’ gathering at Minar-e-Pakistan scheduled for Sunday.

The Imran-led party was planning to hold a “historic” public rally at the historical monument on March 19 (Sunday) to kickstart the party’s election campaign.

PTI Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry had moved the high court a day earlier seeking to stop the operation for arresting Khan in the Toshakhana case.

The court had ordered police to suspend the operation till 10am today — which helped calm the situation at the former prime minister’s residence which had turned into a battleground.

But today, the court noted that neither the LHC nor the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has stopped the law enforcers from executing the deposed prime minister’s arrest warrants.

PTI workers and police clashed for nearly 24 hours, with the law enforcers trying to get through supporters and arrest Khan, who was voted out as the prime minister last April.

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