LHC CJ seeks explanation from Punjab CS: LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan Tuesday looked for a composed explanation from Punjab Chief Secretary Jawad Rafique Malik for avoiding his previous look in a case on the pretense that he was hectic in a meeting with the corps commander.
The chief justice was listening to an application by the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA), looking for recovery of the superior settlement from the government. At the previous hearing Punjab Assistant for Details Raja Jahangir had shown up before the court.
Nevertheless, the chief justice mobilized the chief secretary when located the details secretary attempting to turn the realities concerning overdue dues to the television channels under the head of promotions.
The court was informed that the principal assistant was busy in a meeting with the corps leader as well as the chief justice released a notification to the secretary support, needing full record, program and also the choices taken at that meeting.
On Tuesday, director legal of the defence ministry showed up before the court, in addition to a record, which showed that there was no conference of the corps commander with the principal assistant on the said date.
On this, the LHC principal justice observed that one of them was misdirecting the court: either the principal assistant or the defence ministry. The chief justice warned of dire consequences if any one of them discovered to be false.
The CJ observed that the court usually dealt with such concerns casually, but now it had actually become a serious issue. The hearing was put off for a day to be taken care of after Eidul Fitr, as well as the chief secretary was guided to submit his written explanation.
The PBA had actually pleaded that the non-payment of the dues had actually been causing monetary troubles for the television channels as most of them were not able to pay salaries to their workers on time. The PBA counsel, during the last hearing, negated the insurance claim of the details secretary about the superior quantity.