LAHORE - The Lahore High Court issued notices to Attorney General Pakistan and Advocate General Punjab for December 21 on a petition seeking disqualification of beneficiaries of National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) from contesting the election or holding any public office. The petitioner Barrister Javed Iqbal Jaffrey contended that NRO beneficiaries are the persons who have looted the national wealth. He stated that it was clearly stated in Article 62 and 63 of the constitution that a corrupt person cannot become a member of parliament. He stated that all politicians and bureaucrats who took benefit under NRO should be barred from contesting election or holding any public office. He requested that lifetime ban might be imposed on NRO beneficiaries. He also requested that the authorities concerned should be directed to recovery plundered of money and the interior ministry should put their names on Exit Control List. LHC gives last chance to water supply Co The Lahore High Court on Monday hearing a petition against adulterated bottled drinking water gave last chance to three private drinking water supply companies to file their replies within 15 days. The Court also sought replies from WASA and LDA till next date of hearing. January 4, 2010. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar also warned the respondents that if they again failed to submit their replies the court would impose heavy fine on them. The petition was filed by Watan Party Pakistan through its president Barrister Zafarullah Khan. Petitioner pleaded that he felt aggrieved by the supply of bottled water by various companies which was adulterated, contaminated, stale and mostly filtered tap water. He said the plastic bottles carrying this water which made of polyethylene terephthalate, also known as Pet or Pete, has been linked breast and uterine cancer, an increased risk of miscarriage and decreased testosterone levels and it also interferes with bodys natural hormonal messaging system. He said most of the companies supplying bottled water never write on their labels that from where they were getting water. Petitioner said in Pakistan the peoples are drinking in fact tap water or glorified tap water. According to scientists, petitioner said, when bottled water stored in hot or warm temperatures the plastic could easily leach chemicals in the water. Petitioner prayed to the court that all bottled water should be tested from reliable laboratories before supplying for human consumption. Liquidation Board chairman summoned The Lahore High Court on Monday issued notice to Chairman Liquidation Board on a contempt of court petition filed by a citizen Anwar Hussain seeking recovery of money payable to him for the land acquired by the board. The petitioner through his counsel contended that liquidation board had acquired a piece of land owned by his mother but failed to make payment for it. He said her mother had approached the LHC, which had ordered respondent Board to pay the amount. He pointed out that his mother had died but respondent board had not make payment so far. He therefore prayed to the court to initiate contempt of court proceedings against the respondents for not paying amount.