LAHORE - Additional district and sessions judge Javed Iqbal Sheikh on Thursday adjourned the case hearing by August 13 on an application seeking registration of case against Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and his son MNA Hamza Shahbaz on the charges of extending life threats to the petitioner after SHO concerned produced his report before the court.

Previously, the court had sought comments from SHO North Cantonment. On Thursday, the SHO appeared before the court submitting that place of incident and residence of the complainant both did not fall in North Cantonment police station’s jurisdiction. On this, the court has adjourned by August 13 for further development in the case.

As per details, former PML-Q MPA Ahad Malik’s wife Riffat Ahad Malik filed an application under section 22-A, 22-B submitting that she along with her grand daughter was on her way back from court when some armed person intercepted her car. She said the armed persons warned her to withdraw cases against Hamza Shahbaz and also hurled life threats on her. The petitioner alleged that the chief minister and his son Hamza Shahbaz were behind all these threats.

She said when she approached north cantonment police station and filed an application requesting to register FIR against Shahbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shahbaz and the people involved in it but police denied to do so. The petitioner prayed to the court to direct the SHO to register a criminal case against respondents.

The judge after hearing the arguments sought reply from SHO concerned and adjourned hearing until August 6.