In its verdict, the Lahore High Court (LHC) directed the Punjab chief secretary and the inspector general (IG) to provide security to the PA lawmakers. The verdict was given on the appeals of PTI leaders Sibtain Khan and Zainab Umar against the harassment of the party MPAs.
The high court issued orders to ensure the arrangements for the MPAs to cast their votes in the Punjab CM elections without any difficulty. The government lawyer will ensure the implementation of the court orders besides informing the parties.
It must be noted here that PTI had levelled allegations of horse trading and harassment of its MPAs by the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Several PTI lawmakers in the Punjab Assembly had complained about receiving threatening calls for changing the loyalties in the forthcoming CM polls scheduled on July 22 (tomorrow).