The Supreme Court on Monday expressing displeasure with deputy attorney general’s response to its questions on Lal Masjid incident, ordered him to come prepared on May 24 to assist it with facts and records.
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry resumed hearing of a number of identical petitions over Lal Masjid case. The deputy attorney general requested the bench to grant him time to go through police records to assist the court in a proper way.
The bench, after conducting proceedings for more than an hour, expressed its concern that lack of his assistance had wasted time. The bench questioned the police authorities and the DAG to apprise it about the record of any registered complaint prior to the launch of Lal Masjid Operation on July 3, 2007.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 15th, 2012.