LAHORE-The Lahore High Court on Wednesday sought a report and parawise comments within three weeks from the federal government and the Ministry of Information Technology on a petition which prays for a permanent ban on the access to social networking website Facebook, which has second time announced to contest of blasphemous caricature of the Holy Prophet (SAW).. Justice Sh. Azmat Saeed directed Deputy Attorney General Zia-ul-Qamar Bhatti to do the needful before June 24, the next date of hearing. The court was hearing a petition filed by Mohammad & Ahmad, a public interest litigation firm, through its chairman Mohammad Azhar Siddique who requested permanent ban on access to Facebook website, in view of its plans to holding a fresh blasphemous contest on 2nd Annual Draw Muhammad Day. The petitioner counsel pleaded the court in his petition that due to holding of fresh competition, SHO Civil Lines Police Station be directed to register a criminal case under Section 295-C and other relevant provisions of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) against the perpetrators. Petitioner has sought directions to the federal government to adopt stringent measure to stop display of material with respect to blasphemy of any religion or Holy Prophet on Facebook and all other such websites in the world. Meanwhile, a Division Bench of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday directed federal government and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to positively file reply by Thursday (today) to a petition that has questioned continuation of former LHC Judge, Rana Zahid Mahmood as DG NAB (Punjab) despite the fact his contractual term of service in the office stands expired. The bench comprising of Justice Sheikh Ahmad Farooq and Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan is hearing the petition and CM moved by Shah Faisal Farooq through Muhammad Azhar Siddique advocate. The court asked NAB prosecutor Bashir Ahmad and consultant Mian Muhammad Hanif Tahir to explain as to why Rana Zahid was still performing as DG NAB despite the fact his one year contract had expired on April 21. The bench was not happy with the delay on filing of the reply to the petition despite several time it ordered to the respondents for this purpose. The respondents had again sought three time to file the reply as the same was still awaited from the authorities concerned. The petitioner counsel opposed the request pleading that the matter had been pending for three months but the federal government and NAB were using delaying tactics regarding submission of the reply. Petitioner counsel said all orders passed by Rana Zahid after April 21 were illegal as his contract expired on this date. The NAB prosecutor claimed that Director NAB had allowed Rana Zahid to continue working in the office in adhoc capacity. They petitioner counsel opposed the argument terming it against law and the constitution. After hearing the arguments, the court granted last chance to file the reply till May 26 (today).