PM’s contempt of court hearing adjourned till March 7


The Supreme Court (SC) accepted the application put forward by Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani to call Defence Secretary Nargis Sethi as defence witness in a contempt case along with the summaries mentioned in the application.
A seven-judge SC bench, headed by Justice Nasirul Mulk was hearing the case.
The head of the bench, Justice Nasirul Mulk, said that the notice was sent to PM on the official basis but not on the individual terms.
The counsel of prime minister, Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan said, referring to the various arguments on appeal, that he wanted to present evidences and witnesses and that a chance should be granted to him to examine them.
Aitzaz Ahsan argued that the notices were sent to the federal government instead of the prime minister.
He said that his client has done the same which should have been done according to the terms and regulations.
Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan requested the court to summon law and defence secretaries and former law minister Babar Awan to record their statements as court witnesses.
Earlier, on Feb 16, Attorney General Maulvi Anwarul Haq had submitted evidence relating to the contempt of court against the prime minister.
It contained 43 documents (469 pages in four volumes) mainly consisting of different court orders — Dec 16, 2010, NRO verdict, Nov 25, 2011, SC judgments in the NRO review petition and NRO implementation case from May 24, 2010, to Feb 16, 2012, in Ahmed Riaz Sheikh and Adnan A. Khawaja cases.
On Feb 27, Barrister Ahsan, in his three-page miscellaneous application requested the court to direct the law secretary to produce May 21, 2010 and Sept 21, 2010 summaries on the basis of which the prime minister had decided not to write a letter to the Swiss authorities for reopening $60 million money laundering cases.
He also sought a court direction for the law secretary to produce the orders issued by the accused prime minister on these summaries.


  1. Leader of the movement for rule of law has finally sold his soul to devil….for just a senate seat.

  2. The CJ can not decide on important issues. He has failed totally.
    what about Qdari case ? still pending in the court.
    but he delivered justice to devis in just 2-months

  3. SC has no implementation powers..dunno which direction the Pakis are going to…if IK & PTI dun lead, Pakistan is in anarchy!!

  4. Will the required personalities give honest and independent statements? NEVER.NEVER.NEVER at least from this government no positive and fare decision is expected.Only to befool the nation and cheat them.Never free and honest replies from the current government officials are expected to give their veiws independently.this is only wastage of time,energy and devert pubilc`s problems attentions to other useless matters.

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