A seven-member bench of the Supreme Court (SC) will hear the contempt case against Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani today (Wednesday). The same bench will hear the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) Implementation case.
The bench headed by Justice Nasirul Mulk, after completing the evidences on March 8, directed the PM Gilani in the last hearing to file his affidavit by March 19.
The PM’s counsel Aitezaz Ahsan submitted to the court his affidavit voicing mistrust over the bench hearing the contempt case, saying he decided not to write the Swiss letter on the summary moved by the Law Ministry.
He added his decision admitted of no ill-will; hence, he committed no contempt of court.
It should be mentioned here that no rejoinder was filed in the NRO Implementation case; however, the PM Gilani in his statement filed in contempt case, categorically denied to write the letter stressing that in presence of immunity for the presidency, there is no likelihood of writing any such letter.
It is pertinent to note here that though he is a prosecutor in the contempt case, Attorney General of Pakistan Maulvi Anwarul Haq will present the PM Gilani’s standpoint to the court in the NRO Implementation case.