LAHORE – The Lahore High Court on Monday adjourned hearing of a petition against an order of an Additional District and Sessions Judge wherein notice was issued to police on plea of former Chief Minister Dost Muhammad Khosa seeking recovery of his former wife Sapna Khan.

Missal Khan, father of missing stage actress Sapna, filed this petition contending that Khosa could not seek recovery of his former wife. Petitioner’s counsel Azhar Siddique prayed to the court to set aside the order of the AD&SJ being unlawful and illegal. Justice Sheikh Ahmad Farooq adjourned hearing for Jan 3(today) and asked the counsels to come with arguments.

On the other hand, wandering from here and there for the last six months Missal Khan filed another writ petition in the LHC requesting to summon Khosa and direct him to file an affidavit with regard to information he had about the kidnapping-cum-murder of Sapna Khan.

market officials: The Lahore High Court on Monday summons Assistant Commissioner Model Town and Secretary Market Committee on a contempt of court petition seeking action against them for not obeying court’s earlier orders to demolish seven walls constructed around Kotlakhpat Fruit and Vegetable Market.

Petitioners shopkeepers Chaudhry Yaseen and others contended that government officials were not following the court orders issued on Dec 27, 2011. The court had directed the AC Irfan Memon and Secretary Market Committee Abdul Waheed to demolish the walls and reopen the all entry and exit points of the Kotlakhpat Market. Petitioners pleaded the government did not open all the ways of the market despite the court orders.

Justice Mansoor Ali Shah will resume the hearing on Jan 3 (today).

pollS:  Punjab Bar Council Executive Committee has set aside a decision of Lahore Bar Association election board chairman wherein Advocate Nasreen Ijaz was restrained from participating in the association’s election for year 2012.

The LBA election board had rejected nomination papers of Ms Ijaz on Dec 26 last on the grounds of having less professional experience under the rules.

Ms Ijaz challenged the decision by filing an appeal before PbBC maintaining that she was enrolled as an advocate on Jan 1, 2005 and the election of the LBA was going to be held on Jan 14, 2012. She said before the election-day her standing would be twelve days additional than the required experience.

After going through the matter, the PbBC executive committee set aside order of the LBA election board chairman and directed Ms Ijaz to appear on Jan 6 along with relevant record.