LAHORE - Giving last opportunity to the federal government to appoint a permanent governor of Punjab, Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah of Lahore High Court has adjourned the proceedings till May 07.

A government law officer appeared in the court on Tuesday and assured the judge that a permanent governor would be appointed before the next hearing. The judge, after the assurance, adjourned the hearing until May 7.

In the previous hearing, Justice Shah had observed that the office of Governor is a constitutional office and could not be kept vacant.

Munir Ahmad, a local resident, had challenged the appointment of Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana Iqbal as the acting governor and seeking his disqualification as member of provincial assembly.