LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday gave a 15-day deadline to Punjab police for the recovery of an abducted girl from Kasur.
The directive was issued by the court during the hearing a case related to a girl earlier kidnapped from Kasur.
The petitioner, Hameeda Bibi, told LHC that the police department is not taking steps despite her daughter was missing since November.
Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Zulfiqar Hameed was also present in the hearing.
During the hearing, the judge said to CCPO Hameed: “You are getting salaries from the taxes being paid by the nationals. The court is giving 15 days to recover the girl. In case of failure to recover the abducted girl, the court will summon inspector general and we will also initiate proceedings of the contempt of court against you.”
Later on, Hameed pleaded the court to grant more time for the recovery of the abductee. However, the judge noticed that the police department had already sought “enough time” during the course of court hearings.
Later, the hearing was adjourned till Dec 18.