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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court restrained on Friday the caretaker Punjab government and the police from withdrawing security of former provincial law minister Rana Sanaullah Khan.

Justice Shams Mahmood Mirza issued the order in a petition filed by the former minister challenging withdrawal of his security.

Petitioner’s counsel Azam Nazir Tarar said that his client had been provincial minister and member of the cabinet from 2008 to 2018. He said the petitioner had been facing life threats before and after the recent general election.

The counsel said the government withdrew security of the petitioner making him vulnerable to any untoward incident.

He asked the court to stop the government from withdrawing security of the petitioner.

After hearing initial arguments, the judge granted the petitioner interim relief and sought reply from the government and the inspector general of police by next week.

Published in Dawn, August 11th, 2018