ISLAMABAD - The five-member larger bench of the Supreme Court Thursday reserved judgment in Nawaz Sharifs appeal against his conviction in the plane hijacking case after completing hearing of the case. The judgment was reserved after the Prosecutor General Sindh Shahadat Awan completed his arguments before the court. Justice Tassadaq Hussain Jilani whoisheading the bench comprising Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, Justice Moosa K Leghari, Justice Sheikh Hakim Ali and Justice Ghulam Rabbani. Shahadat Awan in his arguments submitted that diverting the airplane amounted to hijacking, as there was no emergency situation in the country by that time, he claimed. He said that Air Traffic Control (ATC) at Karachi Airport was following instruction of the petitioner who was acting as the defence minister by then. Justice Jilani asked whether the approver, the then DG Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Amin Ullah Chaudhry had informed the petitioner that the circumstances necessary for diverting the plane did not exist, to which Awan replied that he had done so. Awan further said that the then DG CAA was supposed to inform the petitioner about the legality of his orders, otherwise should have faced penal action. Justice Sheikh Hakim Ali inquired whether the exercise of power by the petitioner was legal or not and was it not necessary to avoid division in the army and the resultant bloodshed. The Prosecutor General Sindh said that the approver had admitted that conversation had taken place between him and the petitioner on October 12, 1999 to which Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk said how his statement could be credible as he was in captivity of the army from October 12-23, 1999. Shahadat Awan prayed the court to maintain the decision of Sindh High Court and dismiss the petition of Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. Counsel for the petitioner, Khawaja Haris Advocate in his counter arguments said the main charge leveled against his client was that of conspiracy but he inquired how the court could convict a single person for conspiracy as he said all the other accused were acquitted. He further said that the trial court had not framed any charge of conspiracy against Mian Nawaz Sharif. The same bench also dismissed the plea against the 68 members of National Assembly and Senate holding Madaris degrees. Counsel for the parliamentarians, Qari Abdur Rasheed Advocate submitted before the court that the petition was not falling under merit in prevailing situation and that the respondents have already completed their tenure, after which the court dismissed the petition.