LAHORE - Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah of Lahore High Court stayed inquiry proceedings against LESCO Deputy Manager (Operations) Atiq Ahmad Khan on Thursday. However, Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah continued hearing of a constitutional petition that prays sending of corruption matter of LESCO chief Azhar Iqbal to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for probe under law of the land. Invoking constitutional jurisdiction the petitioner Atiq Ahmad Khan has accused LESCO chief of causing heavy financial loss to the exchequer to the extent of 1.5 billion in the purchase of Chinese made transformer, misuse of his power and enhancement on electricity theft during the last few months after he had taken charge as LESCO chief. Addressing the court Hafiz Tariq Nasim advocate contended that since the petitioner has exposed misdeeds and corruption of LESCO chief as such having grudge and malafide, he manoeuvred to issue him a baseless and bogus charge sheet. It was alleged that the LESCO chief wanted to switch over Telenor from WARID Telecom in order to provide cellular facilities to LESCO officers and employees so that he could oblige one of his friend and relative namely Syed Amir Latif contrary to the fact that Warid Telecom system was much better than that of Telenor. The court was informed that so far the LESCO chief had caused a loss of Rs3.5 billions in the purchase of Chinese made transformers and in relation to enhancement in energy theft in Lahore besides that the LESCO chief also possessed 2 national identity cards and 2 passports which itself was a cognisable offence under law of the land. Advocate Hafiz Tariq Nasim will continue his arguments on Friday on the writ petition that prays a probe by NAB against LESCO chief.