LAHORE - Closure of roads outside the residence of Punjab chief minister’s son Hamza Shehbaz in Johar Town’s Judicial Colony irked Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar who ordered immediate removal of barriers from there.

Hearing a suo motu case on closure of roads in Judicial Colony, the top judge asked Punjab chief secretary about the status of roads closure. The officer said that “the roads were closed due to security threats but have been opened up and zigzag barriers were there.”

At this, the Chief Justice asked him as to why the barriers were put there and who was living there. The chief secretary said: “Hamza Shehbaz was living there who had some security threats.”

The reply irked the Chief Justice who remarked: “I’m the Chief Justice and road in front of his house is open; why I should not summon Hamza Shehbaz to know from him what kind of security threats he was facing.”

“Who is he? I don’t know him. If he feels threatened, he should relocate to place of his choice,” he further remarked. The Chief Justice directed the Punjab chief secretary to ensure that no road should be blocked in the city.

The CJP strictly asked the chief secretary to clear all roads leading to Hamza’s residence, stop policemen from roaming around in shorts wear or taking bath in open as they are disturbing the privacy of other inhabitants of the area especially of the women.

“I will make a private surprise visit to the area to ensure the enforcement of court’s order,” the CJP said, adding in case of violation, he would take stringent action.

On previous hearing, CJP Nisar had ordered the Punjab chief secretary to remove the barriers put on the roads in Judicial Colony.