LAHORE - A full bench of the Lahore High Court Monday adjourned the hearing of a petition which questions remission granted by the President of Pakistan to Interior Minister Rehman Malik against the conviction of three years' jail term initially awarded to him by the Accountability Court in absentia and later, revived by the LHC after lifting bail relief in the same case. Deputy Attorney General Naveed Inayat Malik appeared for the federation and prayed for a long adjournment as appeals of interior minister were pending adjudication before the Supreme Court. Barrister Farooq Hassan representing the petitioner, Imtiaz Rashid Qureshi opposed the request saying the government wanted to avoid proceedings before the high court. The bench, headed by chief justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry, put off the hearing till December 24 requiring the law officer to argue on that date for a long adjournment awaiting decision by the apex court.