LHC summons IG Punjab over PML-N workers’ arrest

Lahore (HRNW): The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday summoned the home secretary and provincial police chief on a petition against the alleged arrest of PML-N workers ahead of former premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz’s return to the country from London. A bench of the high court summoned them along with the relevant record at 11:00am today. The petitioner pleaded with the bench to restrain the police from arresting PML-N workers. A day earlier, the PML-N accused the government of detaining more than 400 of its workers to stop them from gathering outside Lahore airport to welcome their supreme leader.

The formerly ruling party has announced to accord its leaders a historic welcome at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore where they are expected to land on Friday evening. However, the government has made rigorous arrangements to ensure that the party doesn’t hold a rally at the airport. NAB teams have been deployed at the airports in Islamabad and Lahore for their arrest upon arrival.

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