Truant DG LDA served show-cause notice for absence from court

LDA counsel told the court Cheema could not show up because he was unwell

Our Correspondent June 26, 2015
LDA building. PHOTO: APP

LAHORE: A show cause notice was issued to Lahore Development Authority (LDA) director general Ahad Cheema on Friday, asking him to justify why contempt-of-court proceedings should not be initiated against him for not appearing from the court during the hearing of a petition.

Earlier, the LDA counsel had told the court that Cheema could not appear because he was unwell. However, a provincial law officer said that the LDA director had gone to Islamabad.

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Justice Farrukh Irfan Khan, however, took exception to the conflicting statements and observed that the court knew how to ensure implementation of its orders.

Issuing a show-cause notice, the judge asked the DG LDA to explain his absence at the next hearing.