LAHORE - Chief Justice Lahore High Court Khawaja Muhammad Sharif on Monday took four suo motu notices on different incidents of violence, lawlessness and apathy of authorities. The CJ observed that such incidents have attained alarming proportions; therefore, the court would like to know about what action authorities have taken so far to correct the situation. In the first case, Chief Justice Sharif has directed the superintendent Jail Kot Lakhpat to appear before the court along with a complete record of a convict, Ghulam Bari. An elderly woman Sughran Bibi had tried to meet the CJP on his recent visit to Kot Lakhpat Jail to bring to his attention the claim that despite the fact that her son Ghulam Bari had completed his full term 25 years sentence, yet he was not released. When she could not find way to meet the CJP she started beating her chest and wailing. In the second case, the managing director of the Water and Sanitation Agency has been summoned to appear before the court in a matter of the accidental death of a 2-year-old girl Areeba Imtiaz who died after falling into a drain in Muhammadpura Colony, Mughalpura. The third case pertains to the death in police custody of one Hassan Shahzad, son of Humayun Khan, resident of Yakki Gate. Mr Shahzad was arrested by constables Shahbaz and Dilbar of Allama Iqbal Town police station. Upon his arrival he was beaten by police as a result and was later taken to a doctor but succumbed to his injuries. CJ Sharif has directed the superintendent of police concerned as well as the investigating officer to appear before the court. The final case is about a serious acid attack by unknown persons on Daska-based lawyer Moazzam Malik in front of his house at Jethikey-Sambrial last Saturday. CJ has directed the SP and the IO concerned to appear along with record of the incident and inform the court about steps taken in this regard. In all suo motu cases the Advocate General Punjab was also directed to ensure the compliance of courts orders and assist the court on the matters on Tuesday (today). The additional registrar (Judicial) was also directed to immediately transmit the copies of these orders to Advocate General Punjab for doing the needful.