LAHORE - The Lahore High Court (LHC) Wednesday sought reply from Director General LDA, DCO and TMO Data Gunj Baksh Town within a week on a contempt of court petition filed against the demolition of a CNG filling station at Jail Road despite a stay order in this regard. DG LDA Shahid Mahmood, DCO Sajjad Bhutta and TMO were present in the court. Justice Umar Ata Bandial observed that he had never exercised his contempt powers but if the truth would not be brought before the court he would least bother to invoke his power. "Court is friend of all but it is a 'court of law' and its duty is to establish rule of law. What has happened in this case is intolerable and a matter of deep concern." Earlier, the DCO had filed a written reply through his counsel but the court expressed dissatisfaction over the reply and sought personal appearance of the DCO along with DG LDA and TMO. The court adjourned the hearing till February 26. Abdul Basit of the Associated Engineering Company had filed a contempt of court petition stating that he was establishing a CNG station at Jail Road after fulfilling all the requirements and obtaining all the NOCs from departments concerned. But the DCO through verbal order directed to demolish the filling station against which he approached the high court. The high court had restrained the authorities from demolishing the CNG station and allowed the petitioner to continue the construction. Petitioner said despite court's directions the DCO and other officials started demolishing his construction which was tantamount to contempt of court. He prayed to the court to action against the DCO and others under contempt of court charges. Plea challenging exhumation dismissed Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday dismissed petition of a woman challenging disinterment of her deceased husband ordered by a magistrate concerned. The judge dismissed the petition after SP Cantonment in his written report cast doubt about the character of petitioner Nazia Bibi alleging that she might have involvement in murder of her husband Zulfiqar. Deceased's mother Rasheeda Bibi had obtained the orders of disinterment from the magistrate alleging that her daughter in-law, widow of Zulfiqar, killed her son by giving him poison. The SP in his report said that he recorded statements of both parties and collected different evidences which doubted the role of petitioner. Report said that petitioner Nazia had been trying to stop exhumation of her deceased husband that is also one of the reasons which casts suspicions about her. A mother has full right to find out the reason of her son's death that could not be denied, report said. Relying upon the report submitted by the SP the court dismissed the petition.