LAHORE Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday expressed displeasure over non-provision of 'big city allowance to the teachers serving in the Punjab capital, and remarked that the detention cell left vacant by Raymond Davis could be refilled if the court order was not obeyed. However, the assistant advocate general on behalf of the government sought a short adjournment and undertook that the matter would be resolved before the next hearing fixed for May 3. Later, Justice Saeed observed in written order, If the matter is not resolved by next date, the court will have no other option but to proceed with the case in accordance with law. Justice Saeed also warned the Punjab finance secretary of strict action if the court order was not obeyed. Abdul Rasheed, the senior headmaster at Government High School Raiwind Road, had filed a contempt of court petition submitting that the Local Government and Community Development Department secretary issued a notification on June 29, 2005 with regard to the provision of 'big city allowance to all the teachers serving within the limits of the provincial capital. But the said allowance was never paid to the teachers. Therefore, he further said, a writ petition was filed before the LHC, which announced the same decision on November 14, 2008 with a directive to the finance secretary to issue notification for the grant of the allowance. However, the secretary had filed an intra-court appeal against the order but it was dismissed, the petitioner said. He added that after the dismissal of the appeal, the single-bench order had attained finality which needed to be carried out but nothing has so far been done in this regard. The petitioner prayed to the court that contempt of court proceedings be initiated against the respondent authorities for not complying with the court order. Chief secy summoned: Justice Azmat Saeed of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday again issued notice to the Chief Secretary and the Punjab health secretary to seek reply by May 10 to a writ petition which challenges appointment of Malik Hassain Mubashir as University of Health Sciences Vice Chancellor. The Punjab government had reappointed Dr Mubashir as chairman UHS upon ending of his term. The petitioner submitted with reference to section 12(5) of the UHS, Ordinance 2002, said that any person who was not eligible to be appointed as professor, was also disqualified for appointment as VC. He said the respondent after attaining age of superannuation/retirement on July 31, 2005 was not eligible to meet criteria for the appointment as vice chancellor and also that the same has been made in sheer violation of appointment policy as no applications from other eligible candidates were invited. Therefore, the impugned appointment may be declared void and of no legal affect, he prayed to the court.