ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday resumed the hearing in the NRO implementation case, DawnNews reported.

A five-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, was hearing the case.

Speaking to media representatives before the hearing began, Attorney General Irfan Qadir said that a request would be filed in the court for a review of the bench’s July 12 ruling.

He further said that the federal government was not in a hurry on the case.

Earlier on Tuesday, the federal government filed an application in which it unequivocally stated that it would not write a letter to the Swiss authorities to reopen graft cases against President Asif Zardari.

But the response drafted by the attorney general after holding brainstorming sessions with Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and Law Minister Farooq H. Naek on Monday night was returned by the court office with an objection that a civil miscellaneous application could not be filed against a court decision, although a petition seeking review of an earlier order was possible.

Qadir told reporters that he would move a review petition possibly Wednesday with contentions similar to that contained in the application, reflecting the government’s mood that it was not going to budge from its stance on NRO implementation.

The government’s application filed on Tuesday moreover said the June 27 and July 12 orders were against Article 248 (1 and 2) (immunity) because the prime minister by virtue of his oath was bound to preserve and protect the Constitution and was under constitutional obligation to disregard any order of the court which negated the Constitution and the law.

 

 

ref:  www.dawn.com.pk