LAHORE - Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed of Lahore High Court on Wednesday adjourned till March 26 the hearing of a constitutional petition challenging the process of appointment of Khawaja Haris as Advocate General Punjab (AGP). Barrister Iqbal Jaferee filed the petition submitting that Haris appointment was the worst case of nepotism and favoritism on the part of the Punjab government. He said his appointment was made purely on political grounds, setting aside policy of merit and fair play. The petitioner submitted that Haris had been appointed as AGP for the second time, which had given an impression that he was more loyal to the Sharifs than to the country. He said policy of avoiding merit and honesty in making sensitive recruitments had pushed the country into a state of anarchy and lawlessness. The petitioner requested the court that appointment of all law officers, including Khawaja Haris, which were made on political basis should be set aside and new appointments should be made on merit. The Punjab government had appointed Khawaja Haris as AGP for the second time on March 2. Khawaja Haris was made AGP in 2008 but he had resigned from his office on February 25, 2009 in protest against the imposition of the Governors rule in the province after Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif was disqualified by the then Supreme Court.