ISLAMABAD The Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that it would not pass such an order that might lead to the dissolution of the Punjab Assembly. A three-member apex court bench headed by Justice Javed Iqbal heard a petition challenging Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharifs eligibility to hold the office of CM. Justice Raja Fayyaz Ahmed and Justice Muhammad Sair Ali were the other members of the bench. Nothing like dissolution would take place by taking benchs order in petitioners favour, Justice Javed Iqbal said. He was replying to petitioners request for an interim relief and order restricting respondent No. 2 Mian Shahbaz Sharif from passing such an order where the assembly would be dissolved. He directed the petitioner to submit notifications and other required documents pertaining to the election of the Punjab Chief Minister on two provincial seats to the relevant Election Commission of Pakistan within a week. The bench also observed that it would proceed upon Orakzais arguments seeking disqualification of the Punjab Chief Minister after going through the relevant documents. Article 223 of the Constitution placed a bar on the dual membership of any candidate-elect and a person having succeeded on two seats has to quit one within a month, the petitioner pleaded. A member of an assembly cant vote for another assembly under the same Article and the principle is applied to MPs, he added. But Shahbaz contested elections from another constituency while retaining the office of the CM, which contravened the constitutional provisions, Orakzai claimed. Similarly under Article 224, serving ministers could not contest elections as only caretaker set-up had to function after dissolution of the assemblies. The petitioner submitted that on June 21, 2008 - after Shahbaz had taken oath as CM - the Election Commission of Pakistan declared the CM was elected from the PP-10 constituency. He submitted that after winning from the PP-10, the Punjab CMs victory from PP-48 was automatically nullified according to Article 223(4) of the Constitution. Therefore, Orakzai said, Shahbazs oath as an MPA from PP-48 and his consequent election as the CM had been nullified. The petitioner said the Punjab CM had bypassed the law when he resigned from the PP-10 slot. He said the Punjab CM was holding the PP-48 seat in defiance of Article 223(4) of the Constitution. Orakzai also requested the apex court to order the Punjab Chief Secretary to ensure that Shahbaz had vacated the Chief Ministers office. Referring to clause (VII) of the Article 91, he elaborated that a minister would have to cease functioning at the end of a transitional period after six-week. Similarly, under the same Article, ministers and CM could not cast their votes and the same Article was interdependent upon Article 275. Meanwhile, Khawaja Haris, counsel for the Punjab Chief Minister, argued that citing a press clipping about the case as well as a press conference of Secretary ECP Kanwar Muhammad Dilshad were not enough for detailed arguments. However, he would put detailed arguments before the court on the next hearing. Then, the court adjourned the hearing till next week. Earlier, Justice Javed observed that the apex court did not feel any limited treatment options for an 'exceptional case, all cases would receive equal consideration.