LAHORE: The Supreme Court on Friday summoned Attorney General of Pakistan today in a case pertaining to implementation of the verdict in Asghar Khan case.
A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar heard the case in SC Lahore registry.
Deputy attorney general told the court that the cabinet has taken a positive decision. “The attorney general will appear before the court and inform about the decision,” he said.
The Chief Justice expressed resentment over the absence of attorney general and remarked, “The hearing of such a significant case is underway but he is not concerned. Is this the performance of attorney general’s office?”“The attorney general should appear before the court,” directed the chief justice.
Earlier, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar reprimanded federal government over lack of progress in Asghar Khan case.
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director General appeared before the court and told that inquiry into the matter is underway.
CJP remarked that why hasn’t the federal cabinet done anything regarding the Asghar Khan case verdict, adding that this is a serious case and government is least concerned about it.
The lawyer of federal government requested the court to grant him respite in calling the cabinet meeting.