The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday issued a notice to Punjab Cane Commissioner Husnain Bahadur on the contempt of the court petition filed against him. 

During the hearing of petition filed by Ghazanfar Ali Khan, a former, Justice Shahid Waheed of the LHC also ordered the Punjab government’s law officer to submit reply in the case after receiving instructions from the concerned officials. 

In his petition, Ghazanfar had said that he had supplied canes to Shakarganj Sugar Mills worth Rs2.8 million, but the mill’s owner did not pay him the price. “Following that, I submitted an application to the cane commissioner,” he said, adding and when he did not get justice from the commissioner, he had to approach the LHC. 

“Disposing of the petition, the court, on June 30, 2022, had ordered Ghazanfar to decide my application,” he said, and added, “But the commissioner did not comply with the court order. Therefore contempt of court proceedings should be initiated against him.”