LAHORE - A full bench of the Lahore High Court is set to take up couple of identical writ petitions on Wednesday (today) challenging Mian Shahbaz Sharif's eligibility to hold the office of Chief Minister after his election from PP-10 Rawalpindi. The bench is comprised of Justice Maulvi Anwar-ul-Haq, Justice Muhammad Khalid Alvi and Justice Syed Sajjad Hussain Shah. Shahid Orakzai, a freelance journalist, in his petitions demanded to declare that Mian Shahbaz Sharif was unable to hold the office of the CM since June 21 after being elected from PP-10. He submitted that Mian Shahbaz took oath as CM on June 08 as Punjab Assembly member from PP-48, according to the article 223 (4) he lost his seat in the assembly on June 21 as a result of the notification of his unopposed victory from PP-10. He said instead of obeying the Constitution in letter and spirit, particularly clause (4) of the article, Shahbaz had chosen to bypass the given course by a tricky resignation from his second seat. He is adamant that he can still hold his first seat in defiance of article 223, petitioner said. Orakzai prayed that the Punjab chief secretary be directed to ensure vacation of CM office and report all the decisions taken by the CM after June 21 to the governor as required under clause (c) of the Article 131 of the Constitution. He is no more the leader of the house in the assembly and as such he cannot hold the office of the CM or participate in the meetings of the assembly or any committee thereof, he said. He said that secretary election commission had made a public statement that constituency PP 48 stands vacated as a result of Shahbaz's unopposed return in PP 10 but he was visibly trying to reverse the constitutional operation to suit his personal convenience and unlawful interest. He said his refusal to vacate the seat he was elected earlier was a clear betrayal of his oath as the CM. He further added that the election commission had not formally responded to the reported resignation. He said after June 21, Shahbaz had no constitutional authority to continue in office and he was visibly subverting the constitution by force and other positional means. He added that he apprehended that Shahbaz may dissolve the Punjab Assembly although he was not empowered to invoke that power of the CM. He requested the court to prevent any such action which would affect the tax payers all over the country because expenditure on election was charged upon the federal consolidated fund. He prayed that election commission of Pakistan be directed to withhold all actions required under the constitution and the law in the consequence of the notification issued for PP 48 and PP 10 until the disposal of this petition. He also prayed that Shahbaz be restrained from invoking article 112 until the ruling of this court. He further sought directions for the election commission to announce election schedule for PP 48.