LAHORE Law officer argued before a full bench of Lahore High Court on Wednesday that after the elimination of graduation condition by the Supreme Court on contesting elections, the petition raising this issue have become ineffective. On the petitions filed by as many as 26 parliamentarians to question the writ petition earlier filed to question their academic qualification, Deputy Attorney General on Tuesday argued that after abolition of graduation condition the petitions on this issue had lost effect. He said the Supreme Court had already held that the election commission was the first appropriate forum to avail remedy asked for by the petitioners. The Bench headed by Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry adjourned the hearing to Thursday (today) which seek dismissal of the pending writ petitions against them, inter alia on the ground that under Article 225 of the Constitution their qualification could be questioned only through an election petition within a stipulated time and not through the writ petition. Remand granted: An Accountability Court of Judge Sayed Ali Hassan Rizvi on Wednesday granted five-day physical remand of Mazhar Vakil Malik, Chief Executive M/s Long Grain Rice Mills Private Limited, to NAB, an accused of embezzlement of US$ 6,10,000, and ordered the NAB to produce the accused on 31st January again. On Wednesday, the accused was produced before the court for seeking the physical remand to carry out interrogation of the embezzlement. The court while accepting the NABs plea granted five-day physical remand of the accused while directing the NAB to produce him again before the court on January 31. As per details of the case, an investigation was authorised by NAB Punjab against the aforementioned accused on a complaint filed by M/s Souk Al Khair LLC Oman. It was alleged that the accused entered into contracts for supply of 1,440 metric ton rice to complainant against payment of US$ 7,20,000 The accused had received full payment but he supplied only 192 MT rice and remained failed to export the balance quantity or return of money.