LAHORE Justice Iqbal Hameed-ur-Rehman of Lahore High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking direction to the government to purchase electricity from China as it offered its supply on very low rates. Disallowing the petition the court held it was a policy matter of the government and the court did not have jurisdiction to interfere in the same. Rana Ilmud Din advocate had moved the petition who said the country was already facing the power shortage which was badly affecting the economy and the daily life of the petition. He submitted that China had extended offer to Pakistan for supplying power at Rs500 per house, and Rs3,000 per industrial unit. He said the offered price is reasonable and the government should at once accept it to boost the national economy. He requested to direct the government for buying electricity as offered by China instead of generating it through expensive means including Rental Power Plants.