LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Monday directed Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Punjab President Ijaz Chaudhry to submit his income tax details on his plea challenging media campaign by PML-N.

Hearing the arguments, Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah observed that the petitioner should show his good intent before seeking reply from the government.

PTI Punjab President Ijaz Chaudhary filed a petition, saying that the Prime Minister and Punjab Chief Minister were custodian of the national exchequer and they could not spend public money for their personal campaigns or interests.

He submitted that the newspapers were full of such campaign with photos of PM and CM and the government was paying the bills for these advertisements. He requested the court to stop the government from spending public money for personal gains of the rulers. The proceedings adjourned by December 18.

DISMISSED: A division bench of the Lahore High Court on Monday dismissed appeal filed by Punjab government seeking cancellation of bails granted earlier to Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s workers arrested from Mianwali district.

As the proceedings commenced, Deputy Prosecutor General Khuram Khan told the judge that PAT workers made police officials hostage in Mianwali district and snatched weapons from them.  The prosecutor said the workers also beat police constables and damaged official’s vehicles parked there on the spot. He pleaded the court to cancel bails granted earlier to PAT workers.

Meanwhile, the accused’ counsels opposed his arguments saying that police lodged a fake FIR against the workers of Pakistan Awami Tehreek as they were not involved in any criminal act. The counsel stated it was all politically backed issue and the trial court had granted them bails. After hearing both sides, the bench dismissed the appeal filed by Punjab government seeking cancellation of bails granted earlier to PAT workers.