LAHORE: The Lahore High Court registrar office refused to entertain during winter vacation a petition seeking the enforcement of accountability laws on judges and army officials like other citizens of the country. The registrar office held that it was not an urgent matter which could be fixed during vacations.

A bar member Ghulam Yaseen Bhatti through A K Dogar stated that no one was above the law and even immunity under Article 248 of the Constitution was not available to prime minister for any criminal act or anything which is contrary to law.

He stated that if a judge or army general possesses assets beyond known sources of income, he could be indicted under section 9 (v) of the National Accountability Bureau Ordinance 1999 and punished with rigorous imprisonment.