LAHORE - The Lahore High Court Wednesday adjourned the hearing of a constitutional petition for Thursday (today) seeking direction to the speaker Punjab Assembly to send disqualification reference against PML-Q MPA Saba Sadiq to chief election commissioner on account of defecting the party. On Wednesday petitioner's counsel extending arguments to establish that speaker is duty bound under the constitution to send reference to CEC. The judge adjourned hearing for today (Thursday) to hear further arguments of petitioners' counsel. Leader of opposition in Punjab Assembly, Ch Zaheer-ud-Din who is also PML-Q secretary general filed the petition through his counsel Ch Fawad Hussain. Earlier, Justice Umar Ata Bandial had disposed of the same petition while directing the petitioner to file reference again before the speaker after removing the objection for which the same was not forwarded to election commission. The judge had also directed the speaker Punjab assembly to proceed on the petitioner's recommendations according to law. Now the petitioner has filed a fresh petition submitting that in the light of court's earlier directions. The reference against MPA Saba Sadiq was filed before the speaker but the same was forwarded to election commission. Five Wasa officials pre-arrest bail confirmed Justice Mian Najam-uz-Zaman of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday confirmed the pre-arrest bails of five Wasa officials in a money embezzlement case. The court also granted post arrest bails to two other officials including Ahmad Waheed and Rehmat Butt. Earlier, a court-deputed committee had submitted its report about working of centrifugal pumps purchased by Wasa for retrieving rain water. The report found no fault or any deficiency in the pumps and declared them technically in order. Petitioner-employees included Aftab Ahmad, Pervez Iftikhar, Zafar Iqbal, Asim Sana, Asif Javed and Muhammad Mansha who were suspended and later criminal cases were registered against them for allegedly committing fraud in the purchase of the pumps. They were charged that the pumps did not work properly during rains of June 29, 2008 till July 12 resulting pounding of rainy water as the pumps purchased by these officers took sufficient time to retrieve water. The accused employees moved bail applications before the High Court. According to the prosecution, sub-standard machinery caused huge loss to the agency under the head of centrifugal pumps. Accused pleaded that they were implicated in fake cases at the behest of current political government. They said the cases against them were registered on the directions of managing director Wasa who was politically appointed. Petitioners proposed the court to get expert opinion by ex-director (mechanical engineer) Wasa, Mirza Farooq Abdullah about the centrifugal pumps. The provincial government law officer informed the court that Farooq Abdullah was also under investigation in some inquiry and it would be better if fresh inquiry be got conducted through some professors of the engineering university. At this the court got the report prepared from a team of UET.