LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday suspended a notice by Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Lahore for cancellation of Cricketer Umar Akmal’s driving licence.
Justice Shehzada Mazhar passed the orders on a petition filed by Umar Akmal challenging notice for cancellation of his driving licence. The court also sought reply from the CTO Lahore by March 13.
Earlier, petitioner’s counsel said that the CTO Lahore through a show cause notice had raised concerns on Umar Akmal’s driving and asked him to file reply within seven days otherwise his licence would be cancelled.
He pointed out that the notice was issued after a tussle between Umar and a traffic warden and the matter was still pending before the court.
He contended that the notice by CTO Lahore was discriminatory, therefore, it should be set aside. He also pleaded the court to suspend the operation of notice.
The court after hearing the arguments suspended the notice till March 13 and sought reply from the CTO Lahore.