NRO implementation: SC rejects AG’s request for larger bench


The Supreme Court (SC) heard the review petition filed by the federal government against the apex court’s ruling delivered on July 12 in NRO implementation case.
The proceedings opened with the Attorney General of Pakistan Irfan Qadir’s objection over the bench. The court rejected AG’s request for a larger bench, according to a private TV channel.
Heading the bench, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said four out of five judges of the bench are present with Justice Sarmad Jalal Usmani included in the bench as Justice Aijaz is currently in Aitekaaf.
It should be mentioned that the federal government on August 08 (Wednesday) filed two separate review petitions in the Supreme Court against its July 12 ruling in the NRO implementation case and annulment of the Contempt of Court Act 2012.
In its ruling of July 12, the apex court had ordered Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to write letter to the Swiss authorities for reopening graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari without seeking any advice.
On August 3, the court struck down new Contempt of Court Act 2012 that sought to exempt members of the Parliament from contempt of court trials.

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