Expressing displeasure over interference in police affairs by elected representatives, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday likened them to ‘thugs.
You people become thugs outside the court but shed tears here,” the chief justice remarked while reprimanding Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA Malik Karamat Khokhar and MPA Nadeem Abbas for allegedly influencing the police, sheltering criminal elements, and issuing false statements in court.
The remarks came during hearing of a case at the Lahore registry pertaining to illegal occupation of nine plots in Johar Town area of Lahore.
The case was filed by an overseas petitioner, Mahmood Ashraf, against a land grabber, Mansha Bam, accusing him of grabbing his property while police were reluctant to take action against the grabbers.
At the onset of the hearing, the chief justice inquired about the accused from the police, asking, “Who is Mansha Bam?”