LAHORE - A full bench of the Lahore High Court Friday adjourned the hearing of constitutional petitions challenging the imposition of Governor's Rule in Punjab for March 30 on the request of counsels of both sides. At the start of the proceedings, Khawaja Haris, counsel for deputy speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Iqbal requested for an adjournment while the counsels of federation and Punjab government also took the same position. They were of the view that after the filing of these petitions certain events have taken place. He stated that Supreme Court's judgement disqualifying Sharifs was the basis of imposition of Governor Rule has been challenged in SC and is fixed for March 30. He stated that federation itself has moved the SC through a review petition seeking suspension of that order. Haris contended that in case SC proceeded with the matter on March 30 and the judgement is suspended then the status quo (regarding Punjab government) is likely to be restored resultantly the hearing of these will be a futile exercise. He requested for adjourning these cases till the decision of SC. Ak Dogar counsel for Traiq Aziz endorsed Haris's point view and stated that SC has already issued notice for March 30. Deputy Attorney General Nasim Kashmiri and Acting-Advocate General Punjab Hanif Khatana also supported Haris and requested for adjourning the matter. However, Dr Farooq Hassan, counsel for Zahid Malik, opposed the adjournment saying the matter should be heard on merit which concerns with the rights of the people and is not purely a matter relating political parties. After hearing all parties the court observed that it is not any way going to avoid the hearing, which involves the interpretation of constitutional provisions. However, in view of preponderant stance of the counsels and law officers, the court adjourned the matter to March 31. A seven-member bench headed by CJ Justice Sayed Zahid Hussain is hearing three constitutional petitions against Governor Rule in Punjab. The other members of the bench are Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, Justice Moulavi Anwar ul Haq, Justice Khalid Alvi and Justice Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan. Earlier, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa had admitted two petitions for regular hearing and issued notices on two identical petitions against "Governor Rule" in Punjab and referred them to Chief Justice for the constitution of a larger bench to proceed further. The petitions were filed by Malik Tariq Aziz advocate and Zahid Malik while third one was filed on Thursday by Rana Mashood. Secretary Lahore High Court Bar Association Muqtadir Akhter Shabbir and advocate Dr Farooq Hassan represented the Malik before the court. They pleaded the governor should have convened the session of assembly to provide it opportunity to elect new leader of the house. They said Governor's Rule had been imposed to undertaker horse-trading or by deployment of other means takeover the Punjab Government. Counsels prayed to the court to declare that governor rule is mere colourable exercise of authority without lawful effect void and hence utterly not contemplated by the constitution that does not allow use of emergency for sole political benefit of the president.