ISLAMABAD: A five-strong larger bench of the Supreme Court (SC) will resume hearing the NRO implementation case today (Wednesday). Meantime, the federal government yesterday filed an application stating unequivocally it would not write a letter to the Swiss authorities to reopen graft cases against President Asif Zardari.
However, the court’s office returned the rejoinder drafted by Attorney General Irfan Qadir 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.
Later on talking to reporters, the AGP Qadir said he would move a review petition possibly today (Wednesday) with contents similar to that contained in the application, reflecting that government was not going to budge from its stance on NRO implementation.
The rejected application states, “The prime minister cannot be asked by means of the July 12 order to implement an un-implementable direction given by the Supreme Court in the NRO case.”
The application requested the court to recall its June 27 and July 12 orders asking the prime minister to clarify his stance on implementing the NRO verdict. SAMAA