LAHORE: Advocate Azhar Saddique had on Saturday filed a petition in the Lahore high court challenging the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Lahore on December 25, 2015. The petitioner alleged that the Prime Minister traveled to Lahore without any ‘official permission’ from the Pakistan government.
However, the petition was rejected by the office of the Registrar of the high court in Lahore. The court said that the petition has no urgency to be heard during the winter vacations.
In his petition to the Lahore high court, the petitioner stated that the Indian premier, traveled to Lahore along with his delegation without any visa or ‘official permission’ from the Pakistan government. The petitioner also demanded a response from the government for not following the official procedure.
Earlier, the Indian Prime Minister had surprised everyone with his sudden visit to Lahore, to wish Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on his birthday. The surprise visit gave a new hope to the bilateral relations between the two countries, which was also lauded by the United Nations secretary Ban-Ki-Moon.
In his tour to Lahore, PM Modi along with his delegation visited Nawaz Sharif’s residence near Jati Umra, where he was served a delicious dinner. Narendra Modi had also gifted a pink turban to Nawaz Sharif, which he wore on his grand daughter’s engagement ceremony – a friendly gesture to Narendra Modi and India.
On the other hand, Sadique reiterated that he will file a fresh petition in the high court after completion of the Winter vacation.