LAHORE - The Lahore High Court yesterday gave last chance to the Punjab government to argue on the appointment of Dr Javed Iqbal as Director General of Environment Protection Agency.

Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah took up the petition, challenging the appointment of Dr Javed Iqbal as EPA DG, filed by Citizen Zubair Khan Niazi.

The petitioner said that Dr Iqbal neither was from the directors of the agency nor from the PMS group.

He said apparently his appointment is illegal. At this, a government lawyer told the court that the department concerned submitted reply today and therefore he needed some time for rejoinder.