LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Tuesday sought reply within three weeks from the Federal Government to a petition seeking judicial restraint on the Presidential pardon to Sarabjit Singh, an Indian terrorist on death row in Kotlakhpat Jail. Singh killed 14 innocent persons in bomb blasts in Pakistan in 1990. Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry passed the order after hearing arguments of the petitioner-counsel. The petition, filed by advocate Rana Ilumuddin Gazi, stated that Ms Dalbir Kaur, the sister of the convict, is currently making all-out efforts to win sympathies of President of Pakistan and Prime Minister to secure a presidential pardon for her brother. The petitioner said trial court granted death sentence to the convict that was later upheld by Lahore High court and Supreme Court on the proven charges. He prayed to the court to ask home secretary Punjab as to why the black warrants of the convict have not been issued in the last 20 years when his appeal stands dismissed by SC and later then president also turned down his mercy appeal? The petitioner said the convict filed mercy appeal before then president of Pakistan and the president also had rejected his mercy appeal and now the family of the convict is trying to file new mercy appeal to president Zardari which itself is an unlawful act. The petitioner also contended that of powers by president under article 45 of the constitution to pardon a murder convict is against Holy Quran and Sunnah which say that no body except legal heirs or family of the victim has authority or right to pardon a murderer. He prayed to the court that government should be asked to removed article 45 from the constitution, declaring it against Holy Quran and Sunnah. Referring to teachings of Islam, the petitioner said convict Sarabjit Singh who executed multiple bomb blasts in Lahore and Multan in 1990 and killed about 14 men, can not granted pardon president or any body except the legal heirs of the victims who lost lives in the blasts. He also stated besides being unIslamic that it is unconstitutional step for president to pardon terrorists and spies of the other counties who are in jail after conviction by courts of the country. He stated that it is duty of the court to stop misuse of the constitutional powers of president or other state functionaries. Notice: A consumer court on Tuesday issued a notice to Divisional Engineer Telephone Exchange in a suit for seeking damages worth Rs 200, 000 for allegedly providing faulty services to the applicant. Mushtaq Ahamd had filed the petition in the court contending that his son Hassan Mushtaq got a telephone connection No 36883160 installed at his residence Infantry Road on March 2011, but after two months, the services of the phone were suspended despite they were depositing regular bills.