LAHORE - A five-member bench of the Lahore High Court on Tuesday adjourned till March 8 hearing of a constitutional petition challenging the restrictions with respect to holding the office of prime minister or a chief minister for third time. The hearing was adjourned owning to non-availability of the Attorney General of Pakistan. The petition had been filed by senior lawyer Malik Tariq Aziz advocate against the above said restrictions imposed by Pervez Musharraf. On Tuesday, Deputy Attorney General requested Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry to adjourn the matter, submitting that the Attorney General of Pakistan could not come to the court due to some engagements in Quetta. When he pleaded for deferring the proceedings, the court put off the hearing till March 8. Malik Tariq Aziz advocate submitted in the petition that this restriction was imposed through chief executive order 19 of 2002, laying down that any person who had already held the office of prime minister or chief minister twice should not be qualified to hold the office of prime minister or chief minister for third time. He said it was the constitutional right of a person to take part in the election and hold the office of prime minister or chief Minister twice or thrice after securing mandate from the masses. He said Article 62 and 63 laid down the qualification for a person to be elected as member of national or provincial assembly and it had not imposed any restriction of third time election, and this constitutional right could not be taken away through an executive order. He submitted that the Supreme Court of Pakistan held in Zafar Ali Shahs case that a constitutional right could not be taken away by an executive order. He pleaded foe invalidating the chief executive order 19.