LAHORE - The Lahore High Court yesterday received a petition seeking directions to provide foolproof security to schoolchildren in wake of recent incidents of child abductions in various parts of Punjab.

Munir Ahmad filed the writ petition through his counsel Advocate Azhar Siddique, saying that the incidents of child abduction increased due to the negligence of police. He further stated that the top law officers have already confessed before the SC that the police had failed to protect the children. “The Punjab government has badly failed in providing security to the citizens,” the petitioner held.

“Protection of all citizens is responsibility of the government as children are the future of the nation,” he added while requesting the court to provide strict security to the students.

Petition against Pemra

Another writ petition seeking directions for Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to stop objectionable ads on television channels was filed in the LHC yesterday.

Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Mian Mahmoodur Rasheed filed the petition through his counsel Advocate Sheraz Zaka, submitting that the PEMRA had failed to discharge its duty to stop immoral content on the televisions. He submitted that the court had also issued orders to stop obscene ads/content on electronic media but the authority failed to comply with it. The petitioner asked the court to direct the Pemra to stop exhibition of objectionable advertisements on the televisions in light of the court’s previous order.

LHC moved for implementing SC order

Dr Sharif Nizami, a citizen filed a constitutional petition in the Lahore High Court requesting for the implementation of Supreme Court’s verdict regarding enforcement of Urdu Language in the country.

The petitioner moved the petition through Advocate AK Dogar. The SC’s decision about Urdu language be enforced in LHC and all lawyers and judges be bound to act upon this judgment, he asked.

Nizami held that the SC decision was not being implemented anywhere and the government was not taking any serious step to get it implemented.