He also refused to arrest PML-N MPA Sardar Dost Muhammad Khosa, the ex of the actress, and nominated accused in the case.
Justice Masood sent the case to the LHC chief justice for its fixation before Justice Sheikh Najamul Hassan, who had been hearing the case previously.
Advocate Azhar Siddique filed the petition on behalf of Sapna Khan’s family and submitted that Civil Lines DSP Safdar Raza Kazmi, investigating officer of the case, was favouring the accused. He said neither the prime accused Khosa secured bail nor police took any step for his arrest.
The counsel said DSP Kazmi deliberately spoiled the evidences provided by the complainant party and bent on favouring the accused persons. He said Sapna ’s family had no trust in the investigations of DSP Kazmi, therefore, an officer of DIG rank should be appointed fpr investigation.
Hafiz plea: The Lahore High Court Chief Justice (CJ) on Wednesday directed interior ministry to explain the effect of United Nations Security Council’s resolutions on Pakistani citizens.
The CJ issued this order while hearing Jamat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed’s petition against a ban imposed by federal government to stop it from collecting sacrificial hides. Hafiz Saeed had filed this petition on the eve of last Eidul Azha.
A deputy attorney general Azar Latif Khan requested the court on Wednesday to dismiss the petition. Petitioner’s counsel A.K Dogar, however, asked the court to decide the petition on merit. The CJ adjourned further hearing till March 18 and directed the law officer to bring a reply from the ministry about application of the UN resolution on Pakistani citizens.
The petitioner had submitted that the impugned ban was the clear violation of the petitioner’s fundamental rights. He said the ban was imposed before eid which clearly showed mala fide of the government. He prayed to the court to set aside the ban on the activities of JuD, which is a charity but not a terrorist organisation.