ISLAMABAD: A Supreme Court bench has observed that those at the helm of the affairs will face contempt of court proceedings if its orders were not implemented.

While heading a two-member SC bench hearing a contempt of court case today, Justice Azmat Saeed remarked that no one would be allowed to defy court orders.

He further remarked, “If the court orders are not implemented, then we can also summon the prime minister. Once the prime minister is summoned, then he will not return to his office. There is much capacity in Adiala Jail. No one will be allowed to defy court’s orders. The Establishment Division secretary has been summoned repeatedly but he did not turn up to file the reponse”.

The court while expressing displeasure over non-appearance of the Establishment Division Secretary ordered issuance of promotion order of Customs Officer Umar Farooq within 48 hours as per the court order.

Arif Chaudhry, counsel for Farooq, told the court that the establishment division was claiming that the summary has been sent to prime minister for approval, but, on ground, a game was being played with court for the last eight months.

Upon this, Justice Saeed remarked “if the situation is so, then we can summon the prime minister, who will be in trouble once he turns up.

Attorney General assured the court that court orders will be implemented and a notification in the particular case will be issued as per the court directives.

The court while allowing 48 hours adjourned the hearing.