ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday expressed annoyance at the Punjab government over the delay in the implementation of its order for the restoration of the local government (LG) institutions.
Supreme Court’s three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed, heard the case against the delay in the restoration of LG institutions in Punjab.
Over the delay in implementation of court orders, the apex court directed Punjab government to submit a reply within a week.
The top court while addressing the current and former chief secretaries in a stern tone, remarked,: “Why shouldn’t we send both of you to the jail? Are you a government employee? How can you neglect the Supreme Court’s decision?” said the CJ.
“You are playing with fire. The court orders were deliberately violated. We will send you to jail, then your whole career will be destroyed,” said Justice Gulzar.
He remarked that it was clear in SC’s March 25 order that LG institutions should be restored immediately by following the directives.
Giving all present one week’s time to submit the reply, the court then adjourned the hearing.