LAHORE - A contempt petition yesterday was filed in the Lahore High court against Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif for not complying with the court’s order regarding removal of Environment Protection Agency’s Director General Dr Javed Iqbal and not appointing a new DG of the agency.

Zubair Khan Niazi through Advocate Sheraz Zaka filed the contempt petition submitting that on Oct 26, the LHC chief justice declared the appointment of director general of environmental protection agency Dr Javed Iqbal as illegal.

He said till now Javed Iqbal had been serving as director general of the agency in violation of the chief justice order. He prayed the court to initiate contempt petition against Punjab CM for not complying with the court’s orders.