LAHORE - Hundreds of cases have piled up in two out of four anti-terrorism courts of the City during last two months, as the posts of judicial officers are lying vacant. Judicial officer Ch Zafar's contract period ended on August 9 this year while judicial officer Muqarrab Khan was promoted and posted at Dera Ghazi Khan on August 30. Both the posts have not been filled till date. Due to absence of judicial officers, the functioning of the courts has stalled leading to a lot of inconvenience and suffering of people and many people can be seen outside the both courts cursing the judicial system. ATCs are very important as it deal with highly sensitive cases and it is a matter of concern that the appointment of new judges has been delayed. The authorities concerned seem to be indifferent to the people's agony. As per rules, the Lahore High Court nominates three people for one post. The decision of appointment is taken by Punjab government. According to sources, LHC had forwarded the names for appointment of one judge but the matter has not been even taken up for decision. While the names for other seat have not been sent to government, sources added. LHC adjourns hearing till 31 The Lahore High Court on Friday adjourned hearing of an election petition against PML-Q MNA Faisal Saleh Hayat till Oct 31. The proceedings were deferred without any development, as the respondent was not in country. The petition was filed by PPP Abida Hussain who lost her Feb-18 election against Faisal Hayat from NA-88, Jhang. She alleged that Faisal had committed grave irregularities on the day of polling and rigged the polls. She prayed to the court to declare Faisal disqualified for holding the seat of National Assembly and declared her as returned candidate.