A two-member bench headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed conducted the hearing. The chief justice said in his remarks that the patwari was found guilty of misconduct as it has been proven that he violated court’s order.
The patwari’s counsel congratulated Justice Gulzar Ahmed on assuming his charge and said he considers himself lucky that the new chief justice is conducting the hearing of his case.
The lawyer argued that gardawar and tehsildar were also involved in the violation but his client was accused of the entire matter.
Justice Mansoor Ali Shah remarked that the court will not intervene in the executive matters while directing the counsel to only present arguments regarding the patwari’s case.
The apex court dismissed patwari Muhammad Nawaz’s appeal. He was terminated in 2012.