|PM likely to seek more time in NRO case|
04 October 2012
KARACHI: Prime Minster Raja Pervez Ashraf is likely to appear personally before the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) on Friday with respect to the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) implementation case and will seek more time, Geo News reported.
According to sources, the prime minister will plead for more time to implement the SC’s order pertaining to write letter to Swiss authorities.
The decision was taken in a meeting held at the President House Wednesday night. The premier also held consultation meetings with Federal Law Minister Farooq H Naek and senior lawyer Wasim Sajjad to discuss the matter of writing the letter to Swiss authorities.
President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf had a one-on-one meeting on Wednesday night at the Bilawal House and discussed challenges on legal and political fronts in the country.
President Zardari summoned the PM for the meeting at the Bilawal House. Sources said that the prime minister briefed President Zardari about the situation that emerged in few days in the absence of President Zardari. They discussed the situation in detail and devised a strategy in the face of situation on both legal and political fronts.
Sources said the PM rushed to the Bilawal House for a meeting with President Zardari where he briefed him about the situation. Sources revealed that the focus of discussions between the president and the PM were the NRO issue and its hearing in the Supreme Court.
The SC has given a deadline to the government to inform the superior court whether the government would write a letter to Swiss authorities regarding the return the huge amount of money deposited in Swiss banks.
The president and the PM also discussed the political situation in the country and the opposition’s moves against the government. President Zardari discussed with the law minister the strategy regarding the Swiss issue.
The officials confirmed that Farooq H Naek also called on President Zardari at the Bilwal House.
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