islamabad - The Islamabad High Court yesterday directed the district administration Islamabad not to harass the workers of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf.

A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui issued these directions on a petition of two PTI workers who approached the court challenging the arrest of their fellow activists.

The petitioners including Muhammad Bilal and Nasir Azeem filed the petition and nominated interior ministry, inspector general of Islamabad police, chief commissioner and deputy commissioner Islamabad as respondents.

In his verdict, Justice Siddiqui directed the district administration to remain within the four corners of law and if any violation of law is reported then the action in accordance with law may be initiated rather than besides the law.

He noted, “It is further directed that no harassment may be caused to any person except by adopting legal course and procedure.”

Justice Siddiqui added, “As petitioners and PTI have already made statement that in compliance of order of this court no effort to block the Islamabad shall be made, therefore, district administration must not install containers within the limits of ICT.”

He further directed inspector general of police and deputy commissioner/ district magistrate “to place the list of all the persons arrested by local police having affiliation with PTI and its allies with the particulars of offences in which those persons already have been taken into custody.”

The petitioners adopted in the petitioner that PTI has recently launched a countrywide peaceful campaign against corruption and accountability of corrupt while they are taking part in this peaceful campaign for betterment of the country.

They added that police are harassing them and other PTI workers without any lawful excuse and justification. Therefore, the PTI workers prayed to the court that the respondents may be restrained from harassing, illegally detaining and arresting them and workers, members and leadership PTI.