Justice Ibadur Rahman Lodhi of Lahore High Court on Wednesday, while taking notice of delay in appointment of the Punjab advocate general sought a report from the law secretary within two days. The judge observed that non-appointment of the advocate general was resulting in poor representation in courts on behalf of the provincial government. The judge issued a notice to the Punjab Law Department with a direction to the law secretary to file a detailed report about this appointment by tomorrow (Friday). The judge was hearing a case regarding validity of sub-committees in district government and a provincial law officer to assist the court on law points but no law officer appeared during the hearing on which the judge took notice. At this juncture, some bar members present before court informed that the new government had taken charge of the provincial affairs almost a couple of weeks ago but the post of AG had not been filled so far. The court was informed that before general election in the country, Punjab caretaker government had appointed senior lawyer Imtiaz Rasheed Siddiqui as AG who had tendered his resignation two days after the July 25 election. After his resignation, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf-led government had not yet appointed a regular principal law officer. The lawyer also said that there was a complete uncertainty in the office of the AG and the law officers already working there were not certain as to whether they will continue with their responsibility or some other arrangements will be made. The judge took notice of it and sought reply from the law department. Published in Daily Times, September 13th 2018.