LAHORE - An LHC full bench has directed the CCPO Lahore to engage traders, political workers, public at large and other stakeholders on board to chalk out comprehensive security plan in connection with PTI protest on December 15.

A bench comprising Justice Khalid Mehmood Khan, Justice Shahid Hameed Dar and Justice Anwarul Haq was hearing the case filed by a representative of city traders.

As the proceedings commenced on Friday, petitioner Naeem Mir submitted a report on behalf of the traders requesting the court to direct the government for announcing shutter down strike at all the points of PTI’s protest. Because, the petitioner contended, it would be helpful in controlling the situation similar to Faisalabad’s, if something went wrong.

Meanwhile, CCPO Amin Wains told the court that his department had consulted 90 per cent of the traders over security plan and rest of the traders would also be consulted very soon before finalising it.

The bench then observed that it was the duty of the law enforcement agencies to ensure peace in the society but, unfortunately, the government could not maintain its writ.

“Constitution should be enforced with its true spirit, because it does not complete until and unless implemented with all of its sections,” it added.

The bench further remarked that the court would not announce any meaningless order; neither would get the dialogue held nor would be the arbitrator.

Directing the police officer to take strict action against law breakers, the bench instructed the Punjab government to fully cooperate with police to devise security plan. People should also be informed through media advertisements about consultative meeting of police with all the stakeholders, the court further commanded. Further proceedings were adjourned till December 15.