LAHORE The Lahore High Court Wednesday called for a reply from the federal government for November 4 to a petition which has questioned the appointment of Admiral (r) Fasih Bokhari as National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman. The court has also required the Deputy Attorney General to produce on the next date of hearing record pertaining to the appointment of Bokhari as NAB Chairman. The petition has been filed by Barrister Javed Iqbal Jafri inter alia contending that the mandatory consultation with Chief Justice of Pakistan has not been done while appointing Bokhari to the office of NAB Chairman. The petitioner contends that the Chairmans office demands appointment of a person who is non-partisan, impartial and above suspicion with high moral character so that he could not do favour to any party. But in the instant appointment, the petitioner says, this vital condition is missing as the President of Pakistan has appointed a person of his choice without observing the condition of merit and non-partisan. The petitioner further says the leader of Opposition has also expressed his reservations on the appointment of Fasih Bokhari to this office as such propriety demands that the appointment in question may be declared invalid as no proper consultation has been carried out nor merit observed. The petitioner further argued that the respondent has faced corruption charges as such his person was hard to impress impartiality, fairness and even-handed treatment and the investigations under him, will always remain shrouded in doubts. The petitioner also urged the court to take note of the corruption charges on the respondent.