LAHORE A petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court challenging the appointment of Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani of JUI(F) as Chairman, Council of Islamic Ideology (CII). The petition has been filed by Nazir Ahmad Ranjha through his counsel Muham-mad Ahsan Bhoon contending that the respondent was appointed on November 22, last as CII Chairman for a period of three years. The counsel pointed out that members of the Council were appointed for a period of three years while Maulana Sherani has been enjoying his membership in the Council over one and a half years. He was appointed member of the Council on May 6, 2009, as such he cannot be appointed Chairman for three years, but only for the remaining left out period of one and a half years, the counsel added. He prayed to the court to set aside the appointment declaring the same illegal.