Security barriers removed from Nawaz's Jati Umra residence, 26 other places

Published: February 12, 2018
Representational Image. PHOTO: AFP

Representational Image. PHOTO: AFP

The Lahore administration on Monday removed security barriers outside former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s home at Jati Umra and 25 other places, Express News reported.

Acting upon the directives of the Supreme Court, the administration removed barriers around 26 buildings, including Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s Model Town residence, Governor House, Jamia al Qadsia, homes of Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and former governor Salman Taseer and the city police chief’s offices.

The court ordered the clearance of the roads in view of problems faced by the citizens due to the barricades placed to block roads in the name of VIP security.

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A three-member bench headed by the CJP issued the order during a hearing at the SC registry in Lahore on Sunday.

During the proceedings, the additional home secretary informed the court that the barricades had been erected due to security concerns.

The CJP remarked that he too was facing threats, adding that the authorities should keep security forces on alert. “Chief minister is a public figure,” he observed. “He should not be confined at home or scared of anyone.”


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  • Ammad
    Feb 12, 2018 - 2:24PM

    Can Someone Please Ask Chief Justice to Visit Karachi Some time. as the Traffic is always a Mess here.Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Feb 12, 2018 - 2:26PM

    Very good & bold step towards provision of free commutation of masses!!!Recommend

  • Sans Sense
    Feb 12, 2018 - 4:36PM

    A good step but it should be implemented for whole of Pakistan, not just Lahore.Recommend

  • Shahid
    Feb 12, 2018 - 4:55PM

    Well done!Recommend

  • Last comment
    Feb 12, 2018 - 5:05PM

    Please consider Karachi also Recommend

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