LAHORE - A full bench of Lahore High Court summoned ex-MNA Amir Yar Waran for today (Tuesday) on a petition challenging his candidature on the grounds that he was not an honest man and could not contest from NA-184 Bahawalpur in the upcoming by-polls. Earlier on July 31, the bench comprising Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik, Justice Ch Muhammad Tariq and Justice Sheikh Ahmad Farooq had issued a notice to him on which Warans counsel and requested the court to postpone the hearing. However, the court rejected their argument and directed the former MNA to appear before the court, stating it had to ask him a few questions. It also directed the Election Commission to produce the copy of the Supreme Courts order regarding taking action against Warran. Mohammad Jamil, a candidate from NA-184, had challenged the nomination of Waran. Petitioners counsel Aftab Bajwa submitted that Waran contested and won the general election in 2002 as an independent candidate but posing himself to be a PPP nominee. He said his election was challenged before an election tribunal on the plea that he had fake degree, which was accepted while the matter was referred to the Election Commission. He said the petitions were filed against the judgment before the Lahore High Court and then Supreme Court, which met the similar fate, and subsequently, Warran resigned from his seat. The counsel said Waran at that time submitted his bachelor degree from Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur Sindh, which was later proved as a forged, adding that the former MNA submitted his admission form for appearing in the bachelor degree exam from Islamic University Bahawalpur. He said instead of appearing himself, another person appeared on behalf of Waran who was caught red handed, and as a result, the ex-MNA was barred from appearing in the exam for three years while a fine of Rs 2000 was also imposed besides registration of a criminal case. The counsel said the order of Islamia University was not challenged before any forum and as such it attained finality. But afterwards, Waran got a bachelor degree from Balo-chistan University Quetta, which was subsequently cancelled, he added. Bajwa submitted that in this background, the objection was raised before the returning officer when Warran submitted his nomination paper for NA-184 by-polls but he turned down the objection. The counsel asserted that these facts proved Warran as a dishonest man, and thus not qualified under Article-62 of the Constitution. He requested the court to set aside the returning officer order of accepting Warrans nomination papers and reject his nomination papers.