LAHORE - Three more prosecution witnesses in the NICL scam on Tuesday recorded their statements before court concerned and denied making any statement against Moonis Elahi before FIA. The witnesses denied recording their any statements against PML-Q leader Moonis Elahi in NICL scam to FIA in past, which the Agency had claimed as proof against Moonis as well to get him as 'guilty of pocketing money allegedly from the land scam. Appearing before the court, three witnesses Safdar, Maroof ur Rehman and Hafiz Junaid, the employees of Allied Bank Limited Multan Road branch stated that they had not recorded their any statement to FIA against Moonis, stating that in connection with the FIAs demand, they all had signed on plain bank papers. They said that they personally have no links with the PML-Q leader Moonis as FIA prepared all writing (statements) at its own with their sham signatures. The court adjourned hearing by July 5 and ordered for further prosecution witnesses also. According to FIA, Moonis had opened bogus accounts in the name of his manager Abdul Malik and his wife for sake of corruption in NICL and later FIA lodged two FIRs against Moonis Elahi. The FIA deputy director and Investigation Officer Basharat Ali on last hearing had said that Moonis was not directly involved in the scam. affidavit in Shahbaz case: Witnesses on Tuesday submitted affidavits before a magisterial court of Kanwar Anwaar against police officials including DSP Riasat, allegedly involved in staging a fake encounter in which one Shahbaz was killed. On Tuesday, ten private witnesses appearing before the court submitted their affidavits (statements) in connection with what they had seen when Shahbaz was shot dead in encounter. plea rejected: Judicial Magistrate Model Town Sahir Islam on Tuesday rejected acquittal plea of Dr Javed Asgher, Dr Ghzanfar Ali Shah and Dr Zia-ul-Hassan Bukhari of Doctors Hospital accused in Imane Malik murder case. The court adjourned hearing by July 5, as charges against the accused could be framed on next date. On Tuesday, counsel of complainant Muhammad Azhar Siddique pleaded before the court that the accused are involved in a heinous crime and proved guilty in police investigation held three times. He said that acquittal application is nothing except an attempt by the accused to delay the proceedings. The counsel of the defendant said that his clients are not involved in the case. He said that above said doctors were intentionally implicated in the case. Notice to govt: A Division Bench of the Lahore High Court on Tuesday issued notice for July 5 to the Punjab government and the secretary services Punjab on a petition which challenges appointment of chairman Punjab Service Tribunal and chairman Punjab Labour Appellate Tribunal. The said order has been passed by the bench comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti. The petition has been filed by Muhammad Afaq against the appointments in question terming them illegal and unlawful, and contrary to the spirit of the National Judicial Policy. The petitioners counsel argued that Chairman Punjab Service Tribunal Justice (r) Jehangir Arshad and Chairman Punjab Labour Appellate Tribunal Justice (r) Abdul Hafeez Cheema were appointed in violation of the said policy which did not allow reappointment of the retired high court judges as a matter of protecting the dignity of the judge office. illegal construction: A Civil Judge, Lahore, Noor Muhammad Tarar has restrained the alleged illegal commercial construction in Gulberg and has issued notice to the respondents, including Lahore Development Authority, for appearance on July 8 next. The court passed the said order on a petition moved through Advocate High Court, Hassan Sarfraz Cheema by Mian Muhammad Riaz. The petitioner is aggrieved of the construction going on for commercial purpose adjacent to his house. Hassan argued for the petitioner that construction in question is going at 64-F- Gulberg II, without formal approval from the LDA or getting the construction plan approved by the authority. Cell for affectees: National Accountability Bureau Punjab has established 'Claim Verification and Disbursement Cell for speedy disposal of claims of the affectees of Double Shah Scam. According to NAB Punjab press release issued on Tuesday, the Cell has started functioning on regular basis to meet the gigantic challenge of handling thousands of claims. It is worth mentioning here that NAB Punjab has made successful strides in the recovery of looted money from the fraudsters and its return to the affectees in a well organized manner, the release added. An amount of Rs 3373.675 million has been recovered from various accused persons, belonging to five main groups involved in the scam through voluntary return and plea bargain, as out of the recovered amount mentioned above Rs 1328.497 million has been distributed among 24987 affectees of the Double Shah Scam. Notice to NHA: Justice Khalid Mahmood of the Lahore High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the National Highway Authority and other respondents to a petition which has questioned the commercial constructions on the sides of National Highway allegedly without any illegal authority. On the petition of advocate Arif Karim, the court also passed interim order regarding issuance of No Objection Certificate by the respondents for allowing commercial activity on the sides of the National Highway.