LAHORE - The Lahore High Court yesterday overruled objections on a petition seeking directions for the federal government to take back Koh-i-Noor diamond back from Queen Elizabeth-II of Britain.

The registrar office had objected to the petition that it was not maintainable, observing that LHC had no jurisdiction to hear a case against the British Queen.

Barrister Syed Javed Iqbal Jaffree had filed the petition which came up for hearing as an objection case. The petitioner, in his fresh petition, stated that the LHC registrar office had no power to object on any constitutional petition.

He further stated that the objection of the registrar office tantamount to interfering into the powers and jurisdiction of a court.

The court on Monday ordered the registrar office to fix the petition for preliminary hearing before any bench.

Meera’s marriage case: A family court yesterday summoned witnesses in a civil suit filed by actress Meera against a local businessman Attiqur Rehman who claims to be her husband.

Meera accused Rehman of preparing a fake Nikah Nama (marriage certificate) showing her as his wife only to grab her property. The film star said she had no relation with Rehman “who is blackmailing me by claiming to be my husband.”

She said the marriage certificate prepared by the respondent (Rehman) was not verified by the union council concerned. She asked the court to declare the impugned marriage certificate a fake one. The court adjourned further hearing for February 20.

appointed: Advocate Mudassar Chaudhry has been appointed as the coordinator for Pakistan Bar Council. Mudassar Chaudhry previously served as Secretary Legal Committee for Punjab Bar Council.

Senior lawyers congratulated him for his appointment and expressed their high expectations.

Mr Chaudhary said he would try his best to fill the gap between bar and bench and would continue his support for the new comers of the profession.