PTI workers held during ‘lockdown’ honoured


PTI workers held during ‘lockdown’ honoured BAHAWALPUR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Secretary General Jahangir Tareen has alleged that the federal government had itself locked down Islamabad prior to the PTI’s plan on Nov 2.

He was addressing a PTI workers’ convention here on Saturday night. Tareen distributed commendation certificates among some of the party workers who were arrested by the government prior to the Nov 2 protest.

The PTI secretary general lauded the workers, who were arrested in Islamabad, and expressed the hope that their struggle would bear fruit.

He condemned police violence against PTI workers before Nov 2 and said Frontier Constabulary, Punjab and Islamabad police would have to be accountable to the people.

Jahangir Tareen said the ‘lockdown’ plan was changed into ‘thanksgiving’ gathering in Islamabad after the Supreme Court decided to hear Panama Leaks petitions and summoned respondents.

On the occasion, PTI leader Ishaq Khan Khakwani expressed confidence in the leadership of Imran Khan.

He said the party was struggling to root out graft from the country and hold rulers accountable for their alleged corruption. He claimed that Panama episode was the clear proof of the corruption committed by the prime minister and his family.

MOOT: The speakers at a judicial conference have underlined the importance of the rule of law and speedy and inexpensive justice for the people.

The judicial conference on “Rule of Law” was organised in connection with the sesquicentennial anniversary celebrations of the Lahore High Court (LHC) by the district judiciary at the auditorium of Quaid-i-Azam Medical College (QAMC) here.

District and Sessions Judge Rehan Bashir, civil judge Affaf Aslam, Razia Mussarat of the Islamia University Bahawalpur and others addressed the participants. They observed that a peaceful progressive society could not be evolved without the rule of law. They said clear principles existed in Islam and the constitution of the country to uphold the supremacy of law.

District and Sessions Judge Rehan Bashir said the judiciary’s role was significant to provide justice to the members of society. He said disappointments surfaced in such societies as lacked the rule of law.

Affaf Aslam said that for the dispensation of justice, legislature, administration and judiciary should confine their functions within their constitutional spheres.

The D&SJ gave away certificates to the participants.

Meanwhile, a cricket match between the teams of district bar association and district judiciary members was played at During Stadium.


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