LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Thursday set aside a registrar office’s objection to a petition challenging execution of a man convicted for killing a soldier.

The Registrar office had objected to the maintainability of the petition.  However, the judge overruled the objection and admitted the petition for regular hearing.

A trial court had convicted Muhammad Faiz  and awarded him death penalty for killing a Lance Naik Tariq Mahmood in District Nankana Sahib in 2006.  The convict challenged his conviction before the Supreme Court.

On Thursday, the counsel of the convict said that an appeal against the sentence was pending before the Supreme Court but the trial court issued death warrants of the convict on the request of Faisalabad jail Superintendent. He contended that the superintendent misinformed the trial court. He prayed the court to stay the execution of the convict and set aside the death warrants.

After hearing the arguments of convict’s counsel, Justice Sardar Tariq Masood of the LHC overruled the objection put on the petition by registrar office.