LAHORE - A Full-Bench of the Lahore High Court, hearing the case related to President Asif Ali Zardari holding two offices, asked the petitioners counsel on Wednesday to satisfy it whether ill repute of a person was sufficient to remove him/her from a public office. The Bench, headed by Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry, wanted the counsel to also let it know if any yardstick was there to measure good or ill reputation of a person to treat him/her accordingly, when different persons opine differently about them. These propositions cropped up when the counsel A.K. Dogar argued for the disqualification of President Zardari on the basis of reports terming him Mr 10-percent worldwide during the last tenure of Benazir Bhutto and also that he received kickbacks in official deals. The crux of the petitioners arguments was that constitutionally Asif Zardari, being hit by inherent disqualification to contest for the Presidential slot as a man not having a good character in the public eye, was disentitled to the presidential elections. However the Chief Justice observed that no yardstick was there gauging the reputation of a person because different people may have altogether contrasting views about reputation of a person. What would the counsel say on this count? the CJ asked. The other members on the bench are: Justice Iftikhar Hussain Chaudhry, Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ijazul Ahsan. Justice Ijazul Ahsan asked the petitioner counsel that could he present any precedent or court judgment on removal of any holder of public office on basis on reputation only. On it Mr Dogar requested the court to give him time for answering these questions with solid arguments and references from the constitution of Pakistan which also has set some standards for holder of a public office. The court gave him time and adjourned hearing and put off further hearing of the case till February 14 next. The petitions have been filed by Pakistan Lawyers Forum (PLF), Engineer Ghulam Jillani and Advocate Asif Mehmood Khan seeking disqualification of President Asif Ali Zardari for simultaneously holding office of the president and a political office of PPP co-chairperson.