A three-member bench of the Supreme Court resumed hearing a case pertaining to the transfer of District Police Officer (DPO) Pakpattan on Monday.

As the hearing went under way, the Punjab advocate general (AG) pleaded with the bench to look at the matter 'from a different perspective'. 

In response, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar remarked that the facts will remain the same regardless of the perspective.

"The matter was sensitive hence Ahsan Iqbal Jameel spoke with the Punjab Chief Minister," the advocate general contended.

To this, the Chief Justice responded by saying that Chief Minister Usman Buzdar had not conducted the meeting himself and instead summoned a person, who was not a government official, to do so.

"What kind of language have you and Punjab CM used for Khaliq Dad Lak? You are writing this for an excellent officer," Justice Nisar said while addressing the Punjab advocate general.

Remarking on the probe into the case, the Chief Justice said he could order a joint investigation team to investigate the matter. He further noted that the Punjab AG had raised objections of personal nature against the inquiry officer.

"The prime minister has said that Usman Buzdar will continue as the Punjab CM till the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is in power. Let the court make it clear; Buzdar will continue as CM only if the court orders the same," Justice Nisar said.

Furthermore, the Chief Justice expressed his displeasure at the respondents to the case not expressing regret on their actions.

"What exactly changed about the DPO that he was transferred in the mid of the night?" the Chief Justice remarked.

In response, former Punjab IGP Kaleem Imam expressed regret and sought the court's forgiveness. "I am sorry for my mistake and leave myself on the mercy of the court," Imam said.

Responding to Imam's apology, Justice Nisar directed both him, the Punjab CM and Jameel to submit a written apology to the court. "Use strong words to seek forgiveness," the chief justice advised.

The Punjab CM along with Jameel and Imam took back their responses to Lak's report.

"Is this the government that wants to create naya [new] Pakistan?" the chief justice remarked.

All respondents then left the court premises to prepare their written apology letters.