LAHORE The Federal Government told the Lahore High Court Wednesday that it would implement Article 10 of the Constitution to allow an accused person right to seek assistance of a lawyer immediately after his arrest. Hearing a petition against the police torture on account of denying the accused right to seek presence of his counsel after arrest, the Federal Government through the Deputy Attorney General told the Bench of Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry that the government controls FIA and NAB and accepts the Constitutional right of the accused to secure presence of his counsel at the time of investigations and will ensure implementation of this provision. The Court after going through the report from the Federal Government on the petition remarked, the respondent agrees with the petitioner (which was represented by advocate A.K.Dogar). The Court however, adjourned the case for two weeks to also obtain view point of the Punjab Government on this count. Dogar argued that it had been commonly observed that taking advantage of the absence of the counsel for an accused person, the police tortured him to get a statement of their own choice which was creating serious problems in the fair administration of justice and punishment to the actual perpetrator. He said in UK and US every accused person was provided opportunity to engage a lawyer under 'two-phone rule and our Constitution also provided the same facility to the accused not to let the police go beyond their duties under the law and prevent abuse of the process of law. The court fixed October 28 for the further hearing of the case, when the Punjab Government would present its standpoint. NICL scam hearing put off: The hearing of National Insurance Corporation Ltd scam against Moonis Elahi on Wednesday adjourned by Oct 15 due to the leave of District and Sessions Judge Mujahid Mustaqeem.