RAWALPINDI - A lawyer has filed a writ petition in the Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi Bench against Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif alleging he defamed judges, generals and politicians. The petitioner maintained in his plea that the chief minister violate the Articles 63 and 204 of the Constitution during a speech he delivered in Lahore on May 2, 2011, by asking judges, army generals and politicians to apologise from the nation over their alleged involvement in corruption. The petitioner sough the court to summon the CM in the court and bar him from performing official duties, declaring him ineligible. The petition was filed by Asad Abbasi advocate in LHC Rawalpindi Bench on Thursday. Abbasi mentioned that Shahbaz Sharif during the speech defamed the judges, generals and politicians saying they all were involved in corruption therefore they should tender a general apology to the nation. He stated that neither CM gave any evidence nor a justification for his assertion. The petitioner pleaded that a person who defamed the national institutions and top officials should be disqualified under the Article 63 of the Constitution. The court might take up the petition for hearing in next week, said Asad Abbasi told The Nation on Friday.