LAHORE - Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik, the administrative judge of the Lahore High Court, on Saturday expressed deep concern over the slow disposal of cases in the anti-terrorism courts working in the Punjab.

Justice Manzoor Malik was chairing a meeting held here in the LHC Library Hall, which was attended by all the judges of anti-terrorism courts, home secretary, prosecutor general, capital city police officer and the regional police officers from all over the province. The issues relating to under-investigation cases registered under Anti-Terrorism Act, arrest of proclaimed offenders, non-submission of challans and delay in disposal of cases were discussed at the meeting.

The administrative judge expressed his deep concern over the slow disposal of the cases as well as inaction on part of the police regarding submission of challans and arrest of proclaimed offenders. The judge directed all the stakeholders to submit daily progress reports to the office of member inspection team of LHC.

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Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Governor Makhdoom Ahmad Mamood and other high official of the provincial government welcomed Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at the Lahore Airport on his first visit to the city after assuming the premiership.

Separately, taking strict notice of a press report on the torturing of a woman at Nawab Town police station, the chief minister summoned a report from the inspector general of police on the incident.

The chief minister directed the IGP to inquire into the matter and present report as early as possible. He said the cops involved in the incident would not be spared.