LAHORE The Lahore High Court on Monday sought a reply within four weeks from Federal Secretary Establishment to a petition moved by CCPO Malik Ahmad Raza Tahir to seek the courts directions to government to prevent the possible 'hurdles in his lawful promotion from grade 20 to grade 21 which, he said, he deserved on merit. The order was passed by LHC chief justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry after hearing arguments of the counsel for CCPO. The CCPO Lahore filed the application in the court of chief justice Lahore High Court contending that he was a senior police officer of grade 20 and his promotion to the next grade had been stopped by the secretary establishment due to reasons best known to him. Tahir said his promotion case was dropped intentionally by the federal secretary despite the fact his case was approved by high profiled promotion committee of the Establishment Secretariat Islamabad. He said his junior police officers had been awarded promotion in grade 21 while, he said, he has been lingering at grade-20 for the last several years. He said the Establishment division under the secretary was showing favoritism and like and dislikes in promotions of the high ranking officers which was a matter of concern besides it was an unlawful act. He said it was unlawful on the part of the secretary Establishment to turn down the proposal of the promotion committee and deny him promotion. He said secretary is not following promotion rules laid down for officers in police service of Pakistan and he had established his hegemony by handling matters on basis of his likes and dislikes.