LAHORE - LHC Justice Shams Mahmood Mirza asked a law officer on Wednesday to assist the court about the law that barred changing the status of Punjab Governor House building and adjourned further proceedings till February 09.

Barrister Javed Iqbal Jafri, a lawyer-petitioner, had filed the petition seeking directions to convert the governor house property measuring 35 acres into an educational institution. He contended that huge property of the governor house was unnecessary as the building was only symbolic.

Every child has to constitutional right to education but our children are not being provided education. In such a situation, this huge building is a shame,” said the petitioner. He opined that a big educational institute could be established at the place of Governor House. He requested the court to direct the federal government to convert the said building into an educational institute, so that maximum children could get education there.

However, a law officer told the judge that the building had a historical significance and it could not be converted into any other building or institute. As this, the judge asked him to come up with the law that barred such transformation on next hearing.

The court will resume hearing on February 09.