KARACHI A larger bench of Sindh High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the President and other respondents seeking explanation on a constitutional petition regarding holding of dual offices by President of the country. A three-member bench comprising Justice Musheer Alam, Justice Gulzar and Justice Maqbool Baqir adjourned the hearing till the next date of hearing to be fixed later. Earlier, a bailiff of the court submitted his report saying that a notice copy was sent to the Bilawal House on the directive of SHC, but the servants of the house refused to receive the court notice and said that the President was not residing at Bilawal House; therefore the notice should be sent to his Islamabad residence. The court adjourned the hearing as the attorney general and deputy attorney general did not appear before the court. The petition was filed by senior advocate Rasheed A Akhwand challenging holding of two offices by President Asif Ali Zardari. The petitioner submitted that the President was holding simultaneously two offices violating the constitution, while kept the presidential office holding all the powers to run the governments affairs, and he also leading his political party. The petitioner submitted that the President of the country should be a symbol of Federation and he/she should not be a controversial figure. The plaintiff alleged that the President was exceeding his power and violating the constitution, adding that the President had limited powers in the constitution. President, chairman senate, speaker national assembly, law minister, law secretary, secretary parliament affairs and establishment division and others were cited as respondents in the petition. The petitioner submitted that in accordance with the constitution the prime minister and cabinet had the full powers to run the government affairs, but the President still had the same powers. He also alleged that the federal law minister also had given the controversial statements against the judiciary. He submitted the President was exceeding his constitutional powers, and he should be ordered to quit one of his offices.