KARACHI - Sindh High Court Friday adjourned the hearing on a constitutional petition filed by former Inspector General Sindh, Rana Maqbool over shifting of his case, pertaining torturing of the President Asif Zardari in 1999, to other province by Saturday (today). Rana Maqbools counsel, Rana Shamim advocate appearing before a Sindh High Court division bench comprising Chief Justice Sarmad Jalal Usmani and Justice Abdul Hadi Khoso, argued that his client Rana Maqbaool, currently serving as secretary in prosecution department of Punjab, was IG of Sindh police in 1999, while the incumbent President Asif Zardari was arrested in Justice Nizam murder case during his client tenure as provincial police chief. He further added that during the detention of Asif Zardari, he (Zardari) injured himself when the police was trying to investigate him pertaining the murder case and in fact his client (Maqbool) was not directly involved in the said issue. Maqbools counsel also argued that his client had served in important post in Sindh, and Asif Zardaris led PPP party is a major political party in Sindh, and his client was facing a life threats if appears before the trail court in the province, therefore he requested the court to shift the case to the district and session court in Islamabad. The bench adjourned till next hearing. According to the prosecution, former Ehtesab Bureau chairman Saifur Rehman Khan, his brother Mujibur Rehman Khan, former Sindh police chief Rana Maqbool, former DIG Farooq Amin Qureshi and then superintendent of the Central Prison Karachi Najaf Mirza had allegedly obtained the physical remand of Asif Zardari, apparently in an illegal manner, from an anti-terrorism court on the night between May 15 and 16, 1999 and took him to the CIA Centre, where they tortured and forced him to record incriminatory statements.