LAHORE - A full bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday adjourned for one day the hearing of petitions challenging the holding of dual offices by President Asif Ali Zardari as Co-Chairman PPP as well as President of Pakistan. The court bench hearing arguments of petitioner counsel AK Dogar against dual offices of President when the hearing was deferred till today (Tuesday) due to shortage of time. Dogar will carry on his arguments today (Tuesday). Earlier, AK Dogar pleaded that under the constitution President cannot be head of the state and a political party simultaneously and he should quit one office immediately in respect of the constitution of Pakistan. The petitions against Zardaris dual offices were filed by AK Dogar of the Pakistan Lawyers Forum, lawyer Asif Mehmood and Engineer Ghulam Jilani, chief of Awami Peoples Party. The bench, comprised of Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Justice Ch Iftikhar Hussain, Justice Sh Azmat Saeed, Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Iqbal Hameed-ur-Rehman, heard the case. Petitioners submitted that President Zardari was continuously holding the office of co-chairman PPP along with the office of the President of Pakistan, which was violation of Article 41 (1) of the Constitution. A K Dogar said that the President being head of the state cannot hold an office of a political party. The petitioners said the apex court had laid down the principle that the President required to maintain a neutral image. Petitioners prayed that President Zardari should be directed to surrender the office of co-chairperson of PPP. A panel of lawyers had also appeared before a full bench of the court on behalf of President Asif Ali Zardari and the Federation of Pakistan. Zardaris lawyers are making preparations to defend the dual offices of Zardari as Co-Chairman PPP as well as President of Pakistan.