LAHORE - The Lahore High Court yesterday dismissed petition of Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Sher Ali Gorchani seeking deletion of his name from proceedings in a forest land illegal possession case.

The court also summoned senior member of Board of Revenue by March 10 along with the record of the land.

As the hearing commenced on Thursday, Advocate Rana Asadullah Khan argued on behalf of the deputy speaker and said his client’s opponents had been maligning him by levelling false allegations. The counsel said the Gorchani’s brother lost seat in general elections and to take revenge of that victory, he started litigation against his client.