LAHORE - Chief Justice Lahore High Court has taken suo moto notice of non-payment of judicial allowance to subordinate courts employees who are deprived of allowance due to lethargic attitude of the provincial finance department. The Chief Justice directed Secretary Finance to appear before the along with complete record and apprise about the progress in the matter. The Chief Justice taking suo moto notice observed that he wants to know about the actual position and the action taken in the matter by the relevant authorities. He directed acting advocate general to assist the court on the matter on September 03 (tomorrow). The court also directed additional registrar of the august court to transmit the court orders to the law officer for doing the needful. The LHC had passed express orders two months back about judicial allowance for the 9,000 employees of subordinate courts. The suo moto was taken on a news item appeared in a national Urdu daily which reported that finance departments lethargic attitude caused delay in provision of increased allowance to the court employees. Rs 50m pay orders in bounce cheque furnished The owner of th Salar Centre, New Garden Town, Tuesday furnished Rs 50million pay orders in the Supreme Court to seek bail in the FIR earlier got registered against under this Court order by the Old Anarkali police when the cheque given by the petitioner to the court was dishonoured by the Bank of Punjab. The Bench of Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday and Justice Ch Ijaz Ahmad got the pay orders verified from the bank concerned and issued notice for Wednesday (today) on the bail plea of Naeem A Rana, the owner of the centre, who was given to the police custody on August 26 last when the case was registered against him. It may be recalled that the Bench hearing the sky-rise buildings case had imposed penalty on the petitioner to the said tune on finding from the Commission report in July 2007 that more than two floors of the centre have been illegally constructed. Later on, the cheque furnished by the petitioner bounced upon which the action under section 489 PPC was initiated against him. The court would now take up the construction matter of the centre in the first week of October next and issued notice for Wednesday (today) to the state on the bail matter of Naeem. LHC records statements of Gojra incident's witnesses An inquiry tribunal comprising Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman of Lahore High Court Tuesday recorded statement of eight witnesses in Gojra incident. The tribunal has recorded statements of total 565 witnesses till date. The inquiry proceedings adjourned to September 2 (today) for recording the statements of seven witnesses to whom notices have already been issued by the tribunal. Tribunal issued notices to the remaining eight witnesses along with other five have respectively been issued for September 04 and 05 for their appearance before the tribunal at the principal seat of the LHC.