ISLAMABAD Chief Election Commissioner Justice (Retd) Hamid Ali Mirza on Thursday adjourned a reference filed to challenge the eligibility of President Asif Ali Zardari till February 18 and directed the petitioner to file another application for the submission of reference related documents. The Chief Election Commissioner during preliminary hearing directed the petitioner Maulvi Iqbal Haider to file another application for submission of documented record in accordance with his plea ahead of deciding maintainability of the petition. The CEC observed that such matters couldnt be considered verbally and allowed the petitioner to submit his documents along with a separate application and adjourned the hearing till February 18. Later, talking to media persons outside the CEC office, Maulvi Iqbal Haider Advocate said he would submit another application soon along with fifty-page documents related to the reference. He said he had filed the reference under Article 187 seeking compliance of the apex courts December 16 verdict on the NRO. He was of the view that Zardari could not hold the office of the President after the apex court decision regarding the NRO arguing that nomination papers filed by Zardai needed fresh scrutiny on the ground that he did not file objection at that time because Zardari then enjoyed the protection of NRO. The CEC also heard and disposed of another petition filed by Shahid Orakzai whereby he sought a direction to the Returning Officer to re-scrutinise the nomination paper filed by Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif from NA-123, Lahore, on the ground that he could not challenge the same earlier because of litigation going on before different courts of law. The CEC disposed of the application as premature after the hearing. However, he has directed that petitioner may move an application before the Returning Officer on 6th & 8th February 2010, the dates fixed for scrutiny of nomination papers, after the decision on such application, if he so desired, he has remedy available with the Appellate Tribunal and if his grievance is even not redressed then, he can seek his remedy from the competent forum.