Raja gets respite till Sept 18
SC seeks categorical commitment to writing of letter, Show cause notice brings bad name to sovereignty of Pakistan: PM
Staff ReporterIslamabad—The Supreme Court on Monday gave Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf another three weeks time in the NRO judgment implementation case to reopen cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, after the premier appeared in person.
A five-judge special bench comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry, Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Muhammad Ather Saeed heard the case.
In an almost 55 minutes of hearing, Prime Minister Ashraf assured the court that he was serious in resolving the issue arising after the Supreme Court’s judgment and sought for six weeks time.
Hamid Kazmi released on bail
Rawalpindi—Former federal minister for religious affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi has released after he was granted bail by trial court on Monday.
After being incarcerated for over a year Special Judge Muhammad Ahmad Farooqui approved his bail petition and ordered his release against securities of Rs100,000.
The Supreme Court taking suo moto notice had ordered FIA to register a case of corruption in the arrangements of Hajj-2010.
Third option to be adopted after Sept 18 hearing: Wassan
Islamabad—Former Sindh Home Minister Manzoor Wasan predicted Monday that the matter of writing letter to Swiss government would be resolved after the next hearing of the NRO implementation case.
“The letter will be written through a third person,” Wasan said. The former minister maintained that a middle way is being decided upon to avoid confrontation between institutions and to strengthen democracy.
Mixed reaction to apex court verdict
Islamabad—Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf appeared before the Supreme Court on Monday in the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) implementation case and sought more time to follow its orders.
Several comments from eminent personalities emerged after the hearing – some in favour of the courts, others in favour of the ruling government.