LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition challenging Pakistan Protection Bill, terming it not maintainable.

Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan of the LHC was hearing the petition filed by a local citizen. The petitioner said Pakistan Protection Bill was against the fundamental rights of the citizens. He said under the bill, any citizen could be kept under custody without any lawful reason. The petitioner feared the bill would be misused.A law officer, however, opposed the arguments of the petitioner, saying Pakistan Protection Bill was not now a bill, but a law. 

The law officer said the petition was not maintainable. After hearing the arguments, the judge dismissed the petition.