The Supreme Court on Saturday sought details of all security barriers in Lahore from Inspector General (IG) Punjab Arif Nawaz.

A three-member bench at the SC's Lahore registry, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, was hearing a suo motu notice on security blockades in different parts of the city.

"Citizens should not be harassed in the name of security," Justice Nisar remarked, before asking IG Punjab to provide the court with details of security barriers placed in the provincial capital.

In an earlier hearing of the same case, the SC had ordered provincial authorities to immediately remove all barriers outside the house of PML-N leader Hamza Shahbaz.

"Who is Hamza Shahbaz, I don’t know anyone by this name," the chief justice had said, before advising the Punjab chief minister's son to shift his residence if he feels threatened.

Later in the evening, the Lahore police had removed the iron barriers from around the residence of Shahbaz in Judicial Colony near Thokar Niaz Baig.

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