LAHORE Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed of the Lahore High Court will take up the preliminary hearing of a writ petition on Tuesday (today) against the removal of four LHC judges by the Parliamentary Committee on Judges. The judges including Justice Mazhar Ali, Justice Yawar Ali, Justice Mamoon Rashid and Justice Farrukh Irfan were removed on February 2 by the Parliamentary Committee despite the fact, the Judicial Commission had approved their extension for another one year. The petitioner Noshab A Khan advocate has questioned their removal challenging the intelligence reports, which the government had allegedly against them. He said the Judicial Commission, headed by the chief justice of Pakistan and comprising other senior judges besides the law minister, had approved the nomination of the four judges with consensus but they were dropped by the parliamentary committee on the basis of reports of intelligence agencies, which the petition says have nothing to do with the eligibility of judges and to gauge their ability or credibility. The petitioner has prayed to the court to set aside the impugned decision of the Committee as illegal, ultra vires, and without jurisdiction and that operation of the impugned decision/notification endorsed by the respondent may be suspended/stayed till final disposal of the present petition. 4 accused in fraud case acquitted An accountability court on Monday acquitted four accused in Habib Bank Faisalabad fraud case after accepting their application of acquittal under section 256-K of criminal procedure code. As per details, a reference was filed against Ibrar Hussain, Muhammad Siddique, Sabir Ali and Abdul Ghafoor Anjum senior officers of Habib Bank Faisalabad on the charges of misappropriation of million of rupees through fake documents. The accused, during the trial, filed an application under Section 256-K submitting that they are innocent as prosecution had failed to produce any solid evidence against them. The court while accepting the application acquitted all the accused in reference.