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LHC issues notice to govt over flour bags with Nawaz Sharif's image

By Malik Ashraf

March 20, 2024 12:16 PM


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The Lahore High Court (LHC) sought reply from the government and other parties over the case of distribution of flour bags adorned with the image of Nawaz Sharif during Ramazan.
According to the 24News HD TV channel, LHC Justice Shahid Karim heard the miscellaneous petition related to Nawaz Sharif's image on flour bags and issued a notice to the government and other parties.
The miscellenues petition was filed by citizen Munir Ahmed with Advocate Azhar Siddique as his lawyer.
The petitioner said that the government funds could not be used for personal publicity, adding that the government to deliver money to people through Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP).
Petitioner Munir Ahmad also said that such distribution of flour is against the dignity of citizens. He appealed the court to stop publishing Nawaz Sharif's image on the public flour bags.

LHC urged to bar Nawaz Sharif from attending govt meetings

It is also worth mentioning that PML-N Quaid and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's initiative to attend an administrative meeting along with daughter-CM Maryam Nawaz is challenged in the Lahore High Court (LHC) today.
Former three-time premier's initiative was objected to by Nadeem Sarwar advocate who filed a petition in the LHC and argued that Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is neither a minister nor chief minister and does also not hold any administrative position in the provincial government so he cannot preside over any meeting at the administrative level.
Petitioner Nadeem Sarwar appealed the court that Nawaz Sharif should be ordered to stop attending the meetings at the administrative level.
It is worthy to mention here that the media two days back reported on March 18 that Mian Nawaz Sharif along with her daughter Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif chaired a high level meeting about transport facilities and announced several relief measures for the students besides start of hybrid bus services in major cities of the province.
As per the media report, during the meeting, PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif directed the Punjab government that 20000 electric and petrol motor bikes should be distributed among students on easy instalments.
Nawaz Sharif said that government should share financial burden of the students and pay the interests. Maryam Nawaz endorsed the suggestion and said that Punjab government will give 19,000 petrol and 1,000 electric bikes to the students free of interest.
Senior Provincial Minister Marryum Aurangzeb, Information Minister Uzma Bukhari, Transport Minister Bilal Akbar, MPA Sania Ashiq, Chief Secretary, Chairman P&D, Secretary Transport, Finance, Higher Education Department, Chairman PITB, Bank of Punjab president and others also attended the meeting.


Malik Ashraf

Malik Muhammad Ashraf Khokhar is a senior court reporter with City News Network. He has been associated with the group since 2011 and primarily covers news related to the Supreme Court, and the judicial and administrative affairs of the Lahore High Court.


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