LAHORE - The Lahore High Court expressed serious concern over failing law and order situation in Punjab and apathy of the rulers on Tuesday.

The court observed that the poor were being murdered while son of the chief minister and ministers visiting sasta bazaars on helicopter and motorcade of 70 vehicles respectively.

The court was hearing a petition of a woman, who wants her property recovered from the illegal possession of land grabbers. SSP Operations Rana Abdul Jabbar was present in the court.

Petitioner Salima Bibi alleged that a political party was patronising the land grabbers and police had been acting as silent spectator.

The court asked the officer as to why police officials were obeying illegal directions of the rulers. “Who is responsible for the bad law and order situation in the province?” the court posed another query.

The SSP stated that delay in implementation of death sentences was a major reason behind increasing crime.

The court adjourned the hearing until Jan 17 and directed the police to produce record of the petitioner’s case.

SUMMONED: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday summoned Vice Chancellor of University of Health Sciences in response of writ petition for not releasing examination schedule for MBBS students of a private medical college.

Justice Muhamamd Khalid Mahmood Khan directed the vice chancellor to appear in person today (Wednesday).

The petitioner students through their counsel informed the court that their college was affiliated with the UHS, but despite that the university administration was not issuing the examination schedule for them.

The lawyer argued that the educational career of these students would disturb if the schedule is not issued.

The requested the court to issue directions to the UHS administration to release schedule for the students of their medical college.