A petition has been filed in Lahore High Court (LHC) for the arrest of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman.
Fazlur Rehman and the federal government have been made parties in the petition.
According to sources, Advocate Nadeem Sarwar has filed a petition to arrest Maulana Fazlur Rehman and take actions against him.
The petition took the stand that Maulana Fazlur Rehman is inciting people, Anarchy is feared to spread.
Yesterday, following a meeting of JUI-F leadership, veteran politician Fazlur Rehman decided to continue the sit-in protest campaign.
The meeting discussed the Rehbar Committee’s recommendations including resignations, shutter down strike across the country and countywide wheel-jam strike.
The JUI-F chief decided to summon an APC on the issue of sit-in, while head of the Rehbar Committee Akram Durrani has been tasked to contact the opposition parties for the APC.
Earlier, the opposition’s Rehbar Committee recommended a plan to shift the protest venue to D-Chowk, resignation of opposition members of the National Assembly, blocking highways and indefinite shutter-down strike to cripple functioning of the federal government.
However, the plans appear to be keep on changing citing new developments in the capital city.
The federal government appeared determined to block the Azadi March from leaving its designated protest site after Fazl threatened to march on D-Chowk if the prime minister does not resign.