PESHAWAR - The chief justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar had observed that if the court can salute one person, it is Inspector General (IG) Salahuddin Mehsud. He added that he is satisfied with the performance of the provincial police chief.
Talking to the media after the hearing, the IG said his appreciation by the apex court is the entire police force's appreciation.
He informed that as per the apex court's orders, the police retracted security from 1,769 non-essential officials. He explained further that the remaining security cover will also be withdrawn in phases.
The apex court also heard the plea of a woman who has been seeking her *Haq Mehr*for the past several decades and ordered authorities to assist the woman.
The chief justice later departed for Charsadda to visit the judicial complex there for which 400 police personnel have been deployed.
Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had summoned KP CM Pervez Khattak
The apex court was also expected to take up cases related to the closure of roads, conditions of jails, Asma Rani and Mashal Khan murder cases.
KP Chief Secretary Azam Khan is expected to submit a report to the court on the closure of roads whereas Jails IG Shahidullah Khan will submit a report on the state of the province's jails and facilities for prisoners.
Chief Justice Saqib Nisar soothes bar members' reservations on Justice (retd) Dost Mohammad Khan's departure
On Thursday, KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak appeared before the court after being summoned.
Chief Justice Nisar, during the hearing, had remarked that he heard a lot of good things regarding Khattak's performance in KP , observing that the latter had no time to spare anymore.
In response, Khattak agreed with the chief justice, adding that the situation in the province had been 'quite bad' when his party had formed the government in KP . The chief minister told the chief justice that his government's performance will reap results in two years' time.
The chief justice also visited the judicial academy and addressed members of the bar association on Thursday.