Latest Pakistan News / Islamabad – Supreme Court has rejected the apeal of PM Gilani, E Pakistan News reported.
PM Gilani will now have to appear before the SC on February 13 (Monday) for contempt proceedings.
The SC’s order included references of controversial NRO case history and government’s failure to implement court’s orders.
PM Gilani’s counsel, Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan concluded his arguments today after an extended hearing in the SC before a larger bench. As soon as Aitzaz concluded his arguments, the SC started dictating the order.
An eight-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, heard the appeal. Other members of the larger bench included Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain, Justice Tariq Parvez, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and Justice Amir Hani Muslim.
In the ICA moved under Section 19 (1) (iii) of the Contempt of Court Ordinance 2003 in criminal original No. 06/2012, the counsel pleaded the Court to recall order of its seven-member bench and suspend proceedings for framing of charges on February 13 for the larger interest of justice.