|NRO case: SC gives 2 weeks more time to PM|
25 July 2012
Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday resumed the hearing of NRO implementation case.
A five-member bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal, Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry, Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Muhammad Athar Saeed, was hearing the case.
During the hearing today, Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa remarked that government had not implemented the apex court’s order.
The Attorney General Irfan Qadir said that there were big defects in the SC’s July 12 judgment. “The Supreme Court cannot give directions to any NAB officer,” he added. He demanded the Justice Khosa to detach himself from the bench.
later, the bench gave two weeks time to the Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and adjourned the hearing of the case till August 8.
During previous hearing, the bench had directed Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf to implement its order by writing a letter to Swiss authorities to reopen the graft cases against President Asif Ali Zradari, and submit the compliance report by July 25.
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