KARACHI The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday issued premature notices to the President, Attorney General of Pakistan, Chairman Senate, Speaker National Assembly, Federal Law Minister and other respondents and asked them to submit their comments on a constitutional petition seeking restraint on the President from exceeding his powers. The division bench comprising Chief Justice Sarmad Jalal Usmany and Justice Salman Hamid also directed formation of a larger bench to hear the petition keeping in view its importance. Submitting preliminary arguments before the court, the petitioner Rasheed A Akhund told that according to the Constitution, the President has exception to appear before court, he, however, could appear for allegation of sidestep and violation of the Constitution. He also contended that the President has two offices at the same time; he kept all the powers to run the Government and he is also leading his political party. The court after hearing his arguments adjourned the hearing till November 24. The President, Chairman Senate, Speaker National Assembly, Law Minister, Law Secretary, Secretary Parliamentary Affairs, Establishment Division and others were cited as respondents in the petition. He moved with the petition against President of the country for allegedly violating the Constitution by misusing and exceeding his powers. The petitioner submitted that the President of the country must be as symbol of four provinces and he/she should not be controversial. He alleged that the current President has been exceeding his power and violating the Constitution. He added that the President has limited powers in the Constitution, but he keeps all powers while violating the Constitution. The petitioner submitted that according to the Constitution, the Prime Minister and Cabinet have the full powers to run the government affairs, but the President still has the same powers and is not ready to transfer this to the elected Cabinet. He also alleged that the Federal Law Minister also gave the controversial statements against the judiciary and was allegedly found in contempt of court. He pleaded to stop the President from exceeding his constitutional powers. In another case, the same bench disposed of a petition moved by former chief minister Sindh Liaquat Ali Jatoi against placing his name on the exit control list (ECL). Deputy Attorney General Mian Khan appeared before the court and informed it that the name of the petitioner was removed from the ECL, the court after hearing his comments disposed of the petition. The former CM submitted that he was restrained from travelling abroad as his name had been placed in the ECL without informing him, he added that he had been offloaded from a Dubai-bound flight by immigration staff of the Federal Investigation Agency at the Quaid-i-Azam International Airport last month, and the immigration staff told him that his name was placed on the ECL. He submitted that he was being politically victimised as he belonged to an opposition party.