LAHORE - The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf yesterday filed a petition in the Lahore High Court seeking directions for the Punjab police ahead of Raiwind march.

Gohar Nawaz Sindhu of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf filed the petition and submitted that the Punjab police was taking steps to arrest PTI workers ahead of party’s rally towards PM Nawaz Sharif’s residence in Raiwind.

The petitioner maintained that the party workers were also being harassed by the police. “It is illegal act of the police,” he further held.

Sindhu prayed to the court to bar the police from harassing PTI workers and from their possible arrest. Justice Yawar Ali would take up the petition from Sept 26.

On September 8,  the Lahore High Court was  asked, through an application, to restrain Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan from leading people in a march towards Raiwind, residence of ruling Sharif family in Lahore.

A local citizen filed the application through AK Dogar in an already pending petition.

He said that Imran Khan always made hate speeches and had adopted the same stance of marching towards Raiwind which he had two years ago.

The petitioner prayed the court to stop the PTI from calling for ‘an unconstitutional action’ - marching on PM’s personal residence in Raiwind and holding a sit-in there; hence paralysing the system and fanning differences to destabilise peace.