LHC rejects plea seeking ban on ‘Horns’
Tired of all the noise during Independence Day celebrations, a citizen moved the Lahore High Court (LHC) seeking a ban on using plastic toy horns and whistles, but the top court in the province rejected the citizen’s plea, saying that it was not ‘maintainable’.
The Lahore High Court on Monday heard the petition to ban honking of toy horns on Independence Day.
Justice Shahid Waheed heard the petition of a Citizen named Muneeb Tariq.
Tariq took the position in the petition that on Independence Day honking horns cause mental torture to the people.
In the petition, it was requested that the court should order a ban on buying and selling of horns on Independence Day.
“August 14 — Independence Day — has passed. There is no reason to hear this petition now,” the LHC remarked, dismissing the citizen’s plea.
Using horns to express happiness on Independence Day has become a tradition across Pakistan.
People have been expressing displeasure over the sound of honking horns and other noise pollution during Independence Day celebrations as it causes trouble and nuisance.