Hearing of the suo moto notice was held in SC Lahore registry.
Punjab IG appeared before the court and sought one week to arrest the four suspects. The court while rejecting the plea questioned why the suspects have not been arrested yet.
“The suspects are affiliated with which party and conatrin whose support?” asked Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar.
“The suspects belong to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) but do not have anyone’s support,” replied Punjab IG.
Justice Aijaz ul Hassan inquired whether the name of the suspects has been placed in Exit Control List (ECL). AriF Nawaz responded positively.
“I had to held a hearing in Karachi registry on Saturday but will now be in Lahore for this case,” said the CJP.
The CJP took suo moto notice on Wednesday after an application was filed by the Press Association of Pakistan. Butt was killed few days ago in Sambrial, Sialkot.