Islamabad: The Supreme Court (SC) has referred a case pertaining to promotion of Punjabi language to Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) for constitution of three-member bench to take up the case.

While taking up a petition today, Justice Amir Hani Muslim has remarked “decision on Urdu language has come a few days earlier. It will take time to implement this verdict”

The SC, however, has remarked in its verdict with regard to Urdu that provincial governments should discharge their legal and constitutional obligations for promotion and publication of provincial languages.

Justice Dost Muhammad Khan remarked “contempt of court petition can be filed if the SC decision is not implemented in letter and spirit”

 The petitioner told the court that the Punjab government has done nothing for implementation of Punjabi and regional language. The court sent the case to the CJP recommending him to form a three-member bench.