LAHORE - The Lahore High Court Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry on Wednesday issued notices to Attorney General of Pakistan and Advocate General of Punjab to get their assistance in a petition which calls into question authority of LHC Administration Committee to reverse orders of an ex-chief justice while reviewing his powers. The court seeks assistance of principal law officers of the federal and the Punjab government on the question whether powers of LHC administration committee can override that of the chief justice of the court. Next date of hearing in the matter will be fixed after the notices get served on the two law officers. The court was hearing a petition filed by Johnson Bernard, a LHC officer, contending that the LHC Committee did not have the authority to decline and review powers of the chief justice and stop his two advance increments. Sarfraz Cheema advocate and Saif-ul-Malook advocate pleading the case of Johnson Bernard said LHC committee could not review or cancel the orders of the outgoing chief justice and thus committee acted illegal, without lawful authority and with malafide intentions to deny the petitioner his increments. His counsels said that in year 1997 then LHC Chief Justice Sheikh Riaz awarded two advance increments to his private secretaries including the petitioner and Rana Sharif However, after Chief Justice Sheikh Riaz was elevated to Supreme Court the matter was put before LHC Administration Committee which rejected his order for increments by reviewing the matter.