LAHORE–The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday sought reply from federal and provincial and election commission on a petition challenging abolishment of a constitutional clause bounding political parties to hold intra party elections through 18the Amendment to the Constitution.Petitioner-lawyer A.K Dogar argued that the removal of the clause was in violation of Constitution, law and democratic norms, adding that it would tantamount to promote dictatorship in the political parties.He argued that the political parties had become sub-parties of some influential families of the country.He requested to take action and make mandatory for parties to hold intra party elections.After recording initial arguments, Chief Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed admitted the petition for hearing and issued notices to respondents for Feb 14.Meanwhile, the Lahore High Court on Monday sought reply from federal government and establishment division on a civil miscellaneous petition of SSP special Branch Punjab challenging the transfer of his main application before another bench. Manzoor Sarwar Chaudhary, currently working in the Special Branch as Director Research and Relations, had sought promotion to BS-20. He had submitted that the Central Selection Board had given promotion to such officers who were junior to him but he was not being promoted. Justice Khalid Mahmood Khan had transferred his petition to Justice Mansoor Ali Shah on request of federation’s law officer that Justice Shah was hearing some petitions having same contentions.However, on Monday Chaudhary’s counsel Malik Rafiq Rajwana argued before Justice Khalid Mahmood Khan that the petitions pending before Justice Shah have different in nature, therefore, Chaudhary’s petition be heard by Justice Khan, already heard the case.After recording arguments, Jusitce Khan sought reply from federal government by Feb 21.