LAHORE - The Punjab government needs donkeys, not horses, the Lahore High Court Chief Justice remarked on Wednesday.

Chief Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed was hearing a petition of Naveed Sadiq, a resident of Cheechawatni, seeking the implementation of court’s earlier orders.

The petitioner contended that the Punjab government was not transferring the horses’ depot to his name despite the LHC orders.

“I supply the horses to the provincial government,” the petitioner answered the CJ’s query about horses? “Actually, the Punjab government requires the donkeys, not the horses,” the CJ remarked and sought reply with in two weeks.

In an another case, the LHC summoned the Secretary Human Resource Department of National Industrial Relations Commission (NIRC) on a petition of its member, Saleem Qureshi, seeking perks and privileges according the court orders. The petitioner pleaded that the NIRC had not paid him the amount of privileges despite the clear orders of the court.

The Chief Justice admonished the registrar and his deputy of the NIRC for not obeying the court orders. “Will you obey the orders when the court will send you into the jail? You all will understand the orders after spending three to four days in a C-class room of the jail,” the CJ observed and summoned the secretary on next date of hearing.

Meanwhile, the Lahore High Court Chief Justice on Wednesday adjourned till Many 7 hearing on a petition of two Jamatud Daawa leaders challenging bounty announced by the United States.

Chief Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed directed the federal government to submit detailed reply till the next date of hearing.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs had submitted its reply stating that Pakistan as member of the United Nation was legally bound by all UNSC resolutions, and the announcement of the bounty announced by the US was not binding on the Pakistan. Jamatud Dawa Chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and his deputy Hafiz Abdur Rehman Makki had filed the petition and submitted US had announced head money of $10 million and $3million respectively.

They had sought directions to the governments to protect them and make arrangements for their security under Article 9 of the Constitution. They also sought directions to the government to seek withdrawal of the bounty announcement by the US.