OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE Lahore High Court Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhary on Monday directed the Lahore administrative authorities to work out a plan, in consultation with the Mall Road traders, to address the problem of rallies and processions which is badly affecting the businesses on the most lucrative trading venue in the City. The court wanted the authorities to take all the stake holders in the confidence for evolving a plan to deal with the processions and rallies which keep the Mall blocked for hours for traffic and the general public sometimes making the situation even worse in case of clash between the police and the protestors. The court also asked for taking the media into confidence about coverage of protest activity on The Mall. Last day, the Home Secretary Punjab presented a reply to the matter that a ban on he holding protests on the Mall has been imposed with effect from July 1 last and venue of protest has been shifted to Nasir Bagh and Attique Stadium in front of the Iqbal Park. A notification in the behalf has also bee issued, he added. The court was dissatisfied with the working of the DCO on his failure to find out a solution to the problem of holding protest procession anywhere in the city which kept the traffic suspended for long hours. The court did not want to see the officer serving the department if he was unable to deliver and address the problems. Home Secretary said from now onwards action would follow against the protestors on the Mall and protest at the said spots would be allowed only. The court adjourned hearing to August 12 next for which date it sought appearance of Chief Secretary and the Chief Engineer TEPA.