Lahore: Contempt of court: Pakpattan education EDO summoned
LAHORE, Dec 15: Justice Nasir Saeed Sheikh of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday summoned the Pakpattan education EDO on Dec 21 for contempt proceedings initiated against him for ignoring the court orders.
Petitioner Abdul Gaffar, a teacher, had filed a petition against the EDO stating that he was transferred to another educational institution of the district, but the respondent (EDO) was avoiding posting him there.
The court summoned the EDO who submitted that he was not posting him because of a ban on transfers and postings. The EDO had no answer when the court asked why he was transferred during the ban on transfers and postings.
The court directed the respondent to appear on the next date of hearing with a written statement.
Prior to appearing in the court on the next date, the EDO cancelled the transfer of the petitioner and informed the same to the court through his representative. This annoyed the judge who reprimanded the EDO observing that how he could cancel transfer orders using his free will without informing the court.
The court issued a contempt of court notice to the EDO for taking such a step.
The petitioner on Wednesday appeared in the court and stated that the EDO had posted him on the seat as per his desire, so he wanted to withdraw his petition.
The judge said it had become a case of contempt of court, observing that the EDO had posted the petitioner but he did not follow the court orders and acted with his free will on the matter.
He summoned the EDO on Dec 21 for contempt of court proceedings.