LAHORE - A three-member bench of the Lahore High Court on Thursday threw out two petitions seeking disqualification of PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Shairf. The bench headed by senior LHC judge Justice Ejaz Chaudhry threw out the petitions observing the petitions against Sharif brothers were no more relevant and effective. The petitions were filed in 2008 by Shahid Orakzai, a freelance journalist of Rawalpindi, who himself was a candidate in the bye polls election against the Sharif brothers. Another ground for dismissal of the petitions by the bench was non-prosecution because it was seen the petitioner despite notices by the LHC was not appearing before the court. Rejecting the petitions against eligibility of Nawaz Shairf, the bench observed the plea had become infructuous in the eyes of law as the polls in NA-52 and NA-123 had been held and Nawaz Shairf had withdrawn his nomination papers before the bye polls. In the petition against the petitioner was seeking Shahbazs ouster from CM office by disputing his election from PP-48 Bhakkar. The petitioner had challenged Shahbaz Sharifs eligibility to hold the office of chief minister. In addition, similar petitions of Shahid Orakzai against eligibility of Sharif Brothers are pending in the Supreme Court and he had been directed by the SC bench to withdraw his petitions from the LHC as the matter was being heard by the SC bench. In the petition Shahid Orakzai sought disqualification of Nawaz Sharif contending he was convicted in the plane-hijacking case and in other cases made by Parvez Musharraf therefore he was not eligible to participate in the election and should be declared disqualified holding any public office. The petitioner also contended that another court in Attock Fort had also declared Nawaz Sharif disqualified for 21 years from being elected, chosen, appointed as member or representative of any public office or any authority in government of Pakistan. He said conviction of Nawaz Shairf in the cases was still intact because it was not set aside by any court. Against Shahbaz Sharif the petitioner contended he won MPAs election from PP-48 Bhakkar and became the Punjab chief minister. Later, without resigning from PP-48, he was also elected from PP-10 Rawalpindi, however, he resigned from this constituency. Orakzai submitted according to the constitution if a person gets elected from a new constituency, his earlier seat falls vacant. So according to the constitution PP-48 Bhakkar was still vacant therefore Shahbaz Sharif was not entitled to hold the office of the chief minister, Orakzai submitted. He had also challenged the orders of returning officers of PP-48 Bukkar and PP-10 Rawalpindi wherein the nomination papers of Mian Shahbaz were accepted.