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Supreme Court Bound PM to Write to Swiss Authorities

Posted by on Thursday, July 12, 2012, 18:38
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The Supreme Court on Thursday delivered its verdict in the NRO implementation case, ordering the Prime Minister to follow its verdict handed down to the former PM regarding writing to Swiss authorities for reopening graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, News reports.

Raja Pervez AshrafA three-judge bench of the apex court, comprising Justice Nasirul Mulk, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh, heard the case and termed Attorney General of Pakistan’s reply as ‘dissatisfactory’.

The court issued orders to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to write to Swiss government by July 25 and submit a report on implementation of the verdict “otherwise the court could take any appropriate action itself on the case”.

The court mentioned in its pervious verdict, handed down to former PM Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, to write a letter to the Swiss authorities sans any consultation with his law experts. Former PM Gilani did not follow the court orders so the Suprem Court awarded him sentence of confinement, within the court room limit for few seconds, till the end of current session of teh court, that finally led to his disqualification as prime minister and member of teh Parliament..

The Supreme Court bench also said in its remarks while sentencing the former PM Gilani that President Asif Ali Zardari enjoys no immunity being President of Pakistan.

Earlier today, AG Irfan Qadir told the apex court that its orders had been delivered to the Prime Minister, the Federal Law Ministry, and the Federal Cabinet; the Prime Minister would make a collective decision on the court orderd letter to Swiss authorities.

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