LAHORE - A three- member bench headed by Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry of the Lahore High Court will resume regular proceedings on Tuesday (today) on a petition against the presidential pardon to Interior Minister Rehman Malik against his sentence in NABs corruption cases. The bench is comprised of Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, and Justice Ijaz-ul-Hassan. Earlier, a single bench of Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry was hearing the case but he had referred it to the chief justice for constituting a larger bench for hearing. Imtiaz Rashid Qureshi, media advisor of the Save Judiciary Committee, had challenged the remission of sentence of Rehman Malik by President Asif Ali Zardari granted under article 45 of the constitution. His counsel Barrister Farooq Hassan had taken plea in his petition that if someone was convicted in any court he had right to file appeal plea against his sentence in the Supreme Court (SC) and if his petition was not heard in the apex court or decision was given against him then he could file mercy appeal with the president. The petitioner pleaded Rehman Malik had not approached the SC in this connection. Had he resorted to SC it was possible that the court would have set aside the decision of the high court. The president on the other hand pardoned the sentence of Rehman Malik on political basis, he submitted. He prayed to the court to restore the sentence immediately which had been pardoned by the president. Rehman Malik was a guilty person and he had committed a crime and his offence could not be quashed by any law, he added.