LAHORE - Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah of the Lahore High Court yesterday summoned record of Lahore Gymkhana Club’s registration and memberships in a petition seeking inquiry into violation of merit in awarding memberships to 350 politicians, bureaucrats and other ‘influential’ personalities.

Zia Shahid Wasair filed the petition and pointed out that the club management awarded memberships to Abdul Aleem Khan of PTI, former MNA Kashmala Tariq, singer Fareeha Pervez and others. He alleged that the administration ignored the required rules. He submitted that the memberships had been awarded in discriminatory manner and pick-and-choose policy.

The court will resume hearing on Dec 15.