LAHORE The Lahore High Court on Friday could not proceed on the petition against the appointment of Punjab Inspector General of Prisons reportedly due to the delaying tactics of provincial government. When Justice Umar Ata Bandial started proceeding on the petition filed by a DIG Prison, law officer of Punjab government Zaka-ur-Rehman appeared before the court and requested for more time. At this, the petitioners counsel Asghar Ali Gill argued that the replies had already been filed in the court but Punjab government was using delaying tactics to finalise the case. The court adjourned the hearing till Dec 1 and directed the counsels of both parties to come up for final arguments. Mian Farooq Nadeem, a DIG of Prisons Department, filed the petition saying after the retirement of former Punjab IG Prisons, Sarfraz Ahmad Mufti on April 23, 2008 he (petitioner) was given additional charge of the vacant post. At that time petitioner was posted as DIG Prisons Multan region. He said his case for promotion against the vacant post was also forwarded to provincial selection board by Home Department, however, in Feb 2009 Governor Rule was imposed in the province and he was directed to relinquish the additional charge of Punjab IG Prisons.