LAHORE – The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday summoned the Advocate General of Punjab for Thursday for suggestions to remove deficiencies in police investigations, being witnessed by the court for the last one month.

A two-member bench comprising Justice Jawad S Khawaja and Justice Amir Muslim Haani also directed the AG’s office to tell the chief minister about the defective style of investigation of his police. The bench was hearing an appeal of Widow Shagufta Bibi seeking cancellation of bails of accused involved in torturing her and occupying her house. CCPO Ahmad Raza Tahir again appeared in the bench with his usual army of protocol officers. His subordinate, investigation officer of the case, informed the bench that accused offender Abbas had surrendered before the police and they had got his three-day remand.

“The CCPO and his Investigation Wing are not fulfilling their responsibilities according to the Police Rules. The officers, who do not follow the exact norms of investigation, do not deserve a police uniform,” the bench observed.

Write letter, PM askED: Supreme Court Bar Association President on Wednesday once again suggested the Prime Minister to write letter to Swiss government for reopening the graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. He was talking to reporters at Wahga Borders while leaving for India on a visit along with other bar members. A delegation of about 200 SCBA members left for India to interact with lawyers in Chandigarh.