LAHORE A five-member bench of the Lahore High Court on Monday adjourned to May 27 the next hearing of a petition earlier filed to challenge the qualification of Governor Punjab Salman Taseer. Counsels for the Governor, Barrister Ali Zafar and Imtiaz Siddique appeared before the court and submitted a reply countering all allegations levelled against the Governor and termed them false hence seeking dismissal of petition as not maintainable. The counsels further contended in their reply that the petition had been filed more out of personal grudge against the Governor than on any genuine ground as many cases of corruption were pending against the petitioner which he believed were initiated at Governors behest. It was further submitted through the reply to the petition, that there was no reference in the Constitution of such disqualification, and the courts had no jurisdiction to take notice in this regard. The bench comprising Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry, Justice Ch Iftikhar Hussain, Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rahman and Justice Ijazul Ahsan adjourned the hearing until May 27. The constitutional petition has been filed by Haseeb Waqas Sugar Mills chief executive Mian Waqas Riaz through his counsel, AK Dogar. Another allegation against the respondent was that he had been openly campaigning for the Pakistan Peoples Party in violation of the Constitution. The petitioner also alleged that the Governor should constitutionally be a non-partisan person but the respondent had been clearly expressing his partisan attitude as he was disqualified to hold the office as Governor.