Caretaker Punjab govt decides not to allow anyone to take law into their hands
The meeting reviewed overall law and order situation in the provincial capital.
LAHORE (Dunya News) – The caretaker Punjab government during an emergency meeting late on Tuesday night decided not to allow anyone to take law into their own hands, Dunya News reported.
The meeting was chaired by caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi in the wake of day-long standoff between police and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers in Lahore. Senior officials of police, local administration, Rangers and other law-enforcement agencies participated in the meeting.
The meeting reviewed overall law and order situation in the provincial capital. Some key decisions were taken in the meeting, including implementation of court orders, as an Islamabad district and sessions court on Monday had again issued arrest warrants for Imran after he persistently skipped hearings in the Toshakhana case.
According to sources, it was also decided during the meeting that police could take action against the PTI leaders and workers by bringing in reinforcement from other districts of Punjab.
In an earlier development, the caretaker Punjab government had deployed Rangers in Lahore till March 22 to maintain law and order situation in the provincial capital after violent clashes between the PTI workers and police on Tuesday. Sources said the Punjab Home Department had requested the Centre to deploy Rangers in Lahore after day-long clashes.
The Interior Ministry, on the recommendation of Centre, approved the deployment of Rangers in Lahore. Sources informed that three companies of Rangers had been deployed in the provincial capital till March 22 to maintain law and order situation.