LAHORE - Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed of the Lahore High Court Thursday issued notice to the Punjab Government for December 21 on a petition against the restriction imposed on setting up new sugar mills in the province. The petition has been filed by former Federal Minister, Jahangir Tarin, inter alia contending that the provincial government imposed ban on the establishing new sugar mills in 2008 which still persisted. He contended at that time the government took the plea that it was going to evolve a new scheme and policy for setting up new sugar mills and meantime that happens, no further sugar mills will be allowed in the province. He said two years have elapsed but the ban was still on, despite the fact country has faced an acute sugar crisis in the recent past. The petitioner further contended that his family owned two sugar mills and they intend to set up more whereas the rulers had a number of them. He said if the government is unable to frame a policy on establishing new sugar mills in two years, no justification lies in allowing the government to continue this restriction. The court during the course of hearing observed that it would not let the government deprive the industrialists and consumers of their rights and issued notice to the respondent. Court orders action against cops District and Sessions Judge Sohail Nasir taking notice of the lethargic attitude of five police stations investigation officers (IOs), issued a letter to Senior Superintendent of Police Investigation (SSP) to take departmental action against the IOs for not producing the record before the court in different bail applications. As per details, the judge took notice when the record was demanded in three bail applications on Wednesday and two on Thursday but no investigation officer from the police stations concerned appeared before the court along with the records. The judge taking notice of the irresponsible and lethargic attitude of the IOs of Gujjarpura, Baghbanpura, North Cantt, Islampura and Gulshan Ravi police stations, ordered the SSP Investigation to take the departmental action against them and report it to the court within a week.