Govt implementing court orders in Lahore, no political revenge: PM clarifies


Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Wednesday that the government was following court orders in Lahore, and denied any political revenge.

“We have always respected the law and Imran Niazi violated it,” the premier said while chairing a high-level meeting where the law and order situation in the country and Lahore was reviewed.

The prime minister was told in the meeting that more than 60 police personnel were injured due to stone pelting by PTI workers at Zaman Park in Lahore.

During the meeting, videos of PTI workers involved in setting fire to vehicles and other incidents were shown.

PM Sharif said the person hiding in his “bunker of Zaman Park” is taking the law in his hands.

“The law will take its own course,” the PM stressed.

The meeting was attended by senior ministers and officials from the Ministry of Interior. Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah participated in the meeting through a video link.

PM Sharif said Imran Khan continues to raise hollow slogans of rule of law.

The prime minister directed to ensure peace and order in the entire country, including Lahore.

The meeting was briefed that the PTI workers involved in the violence were arrested, while Punjab Police and Rangers personnel did not fire a single shot.

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