LAHORE - The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday suspended a notification of Punjab government about conferring Magisterial powers of Special Magistrates (First Class) to executive field officers - Deputy Commissioners,  Assistant Commissioners and others across the Punjab. LHC Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan passed the orders on a petition filed by Tanveer Abdullah and sought reply from the Punjab  government.  A counsel on behalf of petitioner argued before the court that the Punjab  government had conferred powers of Special Magistrates to executive field officers through a notification on June 17. He said Articles 2-A and 175 of the Constitution had guaranteed independence  of the judiciary and its separation from the executive, which was further  elaborated in different apex court judgments. He said, despite clear provisions of the Constitution, the government  assigned powers to executive officers under CrPC Section 14-A. He pleaded with the court to set aside the notification being unconstitutional.