Lahore courts throw out pleas against Imran, long march.

LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court on Monday disposed of a petition seeking restraining order against the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) long march with a direction to police to hear aggrieved traders and decide the matter within a week, while a sessions court rejected another plea challenging police refusal to book PTI Chairman Imran Khan for sedition.

Naeem Mir, the chairman of the supreme council of the All Pakistan Traders Association, filed the petition seeking a restraining order.

A law officer of the federal government apprised the LHC that the Supreme Court disposed of an identical petition, while a few others were also pending before the Islamabad High Court and Lahore High Court's Rawalpindi bench.

At this, Justice Jawad Hassan disposed of the petition and directed the additional inspector general of police to hear the grievance of the petitioner and decide the matter within one week.

Previously, the judge had turned down the petitioner's request to pass an immediate restraining order against the long march.

The petitioner, through his counsel, submitted that the respondents should take steps for improvement of the law and order and arrange an open place outside the cities for lawful demonstrations, protests or processions by the political parties, till a final decision of this petition.

He said the PTI workers blocked entrance and exit points on the motorways and other main roads.

Also, a sessions court dismissed a petition challenging police refusal to register a case against ex-premier...

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