LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday restrained the police from causing harassment to PML-N leaders Attaullah Tarar, Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan and Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan.

Justice Safdar Saleem Shahid passed the order on a joint petition filed by the three politicians through Advocate Rana Asadullah Khan.

The judge issued notices to the Punjab government and police, besides summoning record of the cases registered against the petitioners.

Earlier, their counsel argued before the court that the police at the behest of the provincial government and out of political vendetta, were causing harassment to the petitioners as raids were being conducted on their residences.

He alleged that the police were bent upon arresting the petitioners in fake and politically-motivated cases.

He asked the court to restrain the respondents from harassing the petitioners and their families. He further asked the court to summon details of the cases, if any, registered against the petitioners and also restrained police from arresting them.

The judge heard the petition in the chamber and sought para-wise comments from the chief secretary and police on the next hearing to be fixed later.

“Meanwhile, no illegal measures shall be taken against the petitioners,” the judge said in his order.

Published in Dawn, August 13th, 2022

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