Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammed Chaudhry and the Attorney General of Pakistan Irfan Qadir exchanged hot words during a hearing on case about Balochistan law and order situation,.

According to a private TV channel, the Chief Justice Chaudhry asked Qadir as to why he came to the court despite he was not called. While replying, AG Qadir retorted: “Do not summon me if you don’t like me to come.”

The CJ Chaudhry said: “Go over the last order of the court. You were not called today.” The AGP Qadir replied: “Your order is belatedly received.”

Displeased by the Attorney General’s reply, the Chief Justice noted the order is immediately written, saying whether he is telling a lie.

On which, the AG replied harshly whether he is telling a lie. On this Chief Justice Chaudhry warned him to mind his manners.

On this occasion, Chief Secretary Balochistan Babar Yaqoob Fateh Mohammad submitted a report to the court; however, the bench termed it nothing more than a formality, saying, “The Chief Secretary’s meetings with high-ups including the Prime Minister are nothing but a formality.”

Addressing the Chief Secretary, Justice Jawwad S. Khwaja said: “Are you waiting for some third one to come? Secretary Interior did not show up during the previous ten hearings.”

Justice Khilji Arif Hussain said grim consequences will ensue if the court writes an order that the federal government is not serious about the issue of Balochistan; however, the court does not want to deliver such an order.

But, the court is being pushed for such a ruling, he added.