LAHORE - An election tribunal of the Lahore High Court on Monday issued notice for May 21 to Nazir Ahmed Jatt, former MNA and election candidate from NA-167 of Vehari in by-polls, on allegations of bogus degrees. Petitioner Sajjid Mahi had challenged Nazir Ahmed Jatts qualification to contest bye-elections alleging he had bogus degree of FA and rest of his certificates/degrees were awarded by a madrassa and he did not possess a BA degree. Three-member elections tribunal comprising of Justice Anwar-ul-Haq, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah and Justice Nasir Saeed Sheikh while hearing election petition of Sajjid Mahi issued notice to the former MNA. Earlier, the respondents qualification was challenged in the Supreme Court when he was MNA but he had promptly resigned as MNA to save himself from disqualification by the apex court. As he is taking part in the bye-elections from the same constituency of Vehari, the petitioner has again challenged his qualification before the election tribunal. The LHC tribunal will resume proceedings on May 21 into the matter. Besides, Jamshed Dasti, a candidate from NA-178, withdrew his petition from the LHC election tribunal, which he had filed to challenge his disqualification in the elections. Jamshed did not mention any reason for withdrawing his petition. It is said he had reached some compromise with his rival candidate.