LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Friday declined request for directions to stop possible arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers in connection with sit-in on November 30.
The court directed federal and provincial law officers to seek instructions from concerned quarters and apprise it on next date of hearing.
Justice Mehmood Maqbool Bajwa passed the orders while hearing a petition and civil miscellaneous application filed by a PTI Lawyers Forum leader Gohar Nawaz Sindhu against possible arrest of PTI workers.
Earlier, the petitioner-counsel alleged that the Punjab government was planning to arrest PTI workers to ensure failure of sit-in on November 30.
He contended that the step was against fundamental rights. He pleaded the court to stop government from making arrests of PTI workers.
At this, the bench asked federal and provincial officers to seek instructions from concerned quarters and apprise on next date of hearing.
However, the petitioner requested the court to stop Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab from possible arrests of PTI workers on civil miscellaneous application filed for the purpose.
But, the court declining the request observed that the application could not be decided without hearing stance of the IGP.
The court adjourning the matter till November 24 also directed petitioner-counsel to advance arguments on maintainability of the petition.