OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE The Lahore High Court on Friday issued notice to the Pepco legal adviser as well as SHO Old Anarkali on a petition against an FIR registered for issuing allegedly a bogus cheque to bribe in the Rental Powers Project. On the petition of Habib Ullah, the proprietor of company dealing in the energy sector, the Bench of Justice Muhammad Anwarul Haq issued notice to the legal adviser to Pepco Shahid Iqbal and the SHO for July 18 for their appearance. The petitioner contends that the federal government in the year 2008 invited bids of for the Rental Powers Plants to meet the power crisis in the country and that his company gave the lowest bid which in principle merit acceptance. During that process, the petitioner alleged that said legal adviser to Pepco contacted him and offered to facilitate the award of contract if he would grease his palm otherwise the same would be rejected. Subsequently, he alleged, he gave Rs nine million to the said respondent from the year 2008 and 2010, in addition to Rs seven million when a notification to initiate the project was issued. However, he contended that the Supreme Court took notice of the project and directed all the rental power companies to return money which they had obtained from the national exchequer so it was done accordingly. And the cheque drawn in favour of the respondent for a part payment of the amount in question, got dis-honoured upon which the respondent got an FIR registered against the petitioner with the Old Anarkali Police Station on June 16 last on which the latter secured bail before arrest. Not that but a civil suit for the recovery of the bribed money was also moved before the court of law, he added. The petitioner said the project failed to mature as such the case against him was got registered without any lawful authority and with malafide intent and prayed to the court to order the authorities to discharge the same against him as such.