LAHORE - A full bench of Lahore High Court Tuesday allowed PPP former MNA Amir Yar Waran to contest by-election from NA-184 Bahaw-alpur by dismissing an appeal against acceptance of his nomination papers. In a short order, bench comprising Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik, Justice Ch Muhammad Tariq and Justice Sheikh Ahmad Farooq held that appeal petition against eligibility of Amir Yar Waran is dismissed. Petitioner Mohammad Jamil, another candidate from same constituency, had challenged Warans candidature on the basis that he possessed a bogus BA degree and he was dishonest man therefore he can not contest from NA-184 Bahawalpur. The bench also observed petitioner Muh-ammad Jamil may challenge Mr Warans eligibility later sometime in case he (Waran) wins the by-elections from the said constituency. Earlier, Waran appeared before the bench to ask a few questions about the case against him. However, Mr Waran kept sitting in the courtroom and the bench did not ask anything from him during entire proceedings. After proceedings, the bench reserved its judgment on the petition for a few hours and at about 4pm the verdict was announced that qualified Mr Waran to contest the bye-elections. Petitioner Jamils counsel Aftab Bajwa advocate submitted that Mr Waran contested the general election in 2002 as an independent candidate but posing himself to be a PPP candidate and won it. He said election of Mr Waran was challenged before the election tribunal on the plea that he had fake degree, the tribunal accepted it and referred the matter to election commission. He said that against this order the petitions were filed before the LHC and then SC and it met the same fate after which Mr Waran resigned from his seat. He said that Mr Waran at that time submitted his bachelor degree from Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur Sindh which was fake. He said former MNA submitted his admission form for appearing in the bachelor degree exam from Islamic University Baha-walpur. He said instead of appearing himself, another person appeared on behalf of Mr Waran who was caught red handed and as a result ex-MNA was debarred from appearing in the exam for subsequent three years and a fine of Rs2,000 was also imposed on him coupled with registration of a criminal case. Counsel said the order of Islamia University was not assailed before any forum and as such it attained finality. He said then Mr Waran got a bachelor degree from Balochistan University, Quetta, which was subsequently cancelled. Aftab Bajwa submitted that in this background the objection was raised before returning officer when Mr Waran submitted his nomination paper for by-elections from NA-184 but he turned down the objection. Counsel asserted that these facts proved that Mr Waran was not an honest man, so he did not qualify under article 62 of the Constitution to contest election. He requested that the returning officers order of accepting Mr Warans nomination papers should be set aside and his nomination papers should be rejected.