In a significant event, the Lahore High Court (LHC) stopped the deputy commissioner Lahore’s ‘No helmet, no petrol’ announcement on Friday.
In a notification, the deputy commissioner prohibited the selling of petrol to motorcyclists who did not wear helmets. The petrol pumps were also told that they would face fines if they violated the orders.
After expressing grave worry about the situation, the Lahore High Court overturned the deputy commissioner’s notification. According to the LHC court, there is no rule that prohibits the sale of petrol to motorcyclists who do not wear helmets.
The court called such a directive invalid, emphasising the necessity of maintaining people’s fundamental rights in a just and equitable way.
The LHC ruled that the notification was illegal and demanded a response from the deputy commissioner, IG Punjab, and CCPO Lahore.
The ruling came after the court sent a formal notice to the federal government and other relevant stakeholders, asking for their views on the matter.