NRO verdict: Proceedings put-off till 11am due to AG’s absence

Monday, January 16th, 2012 10:30:28 by


ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan, while hearing the National Reconciliation Ordianance (NRO) implementation case on Monday, put off the proceedings till 11 am due to the absence of Attorney General (AG) Maulvi Anwarul Haq.

Additional Prosecutor General KK Agha informed the seven-member bench that the AG might have gone to the commission hearing the Memogate case.

Justice Nasirul Mulk observed that the bench knew about AG Haq’s application for adjustment of the case, but he should have been present to inform the bench as to for how long wanted the court to adjourn the hearing.

After consultation, the bench put off the matter for the attorney general.

Earlier the Haq had filed an application for the adjustment of the NRO case before the chief justice, but he was asked to raise the same question either before the bench hearing the case or the commission probing into Memogate scandal.

Proceedings of NRO and Memogate cases are carried forward simultaneously.

The seven-member bench of the Supreme Court comprised Justice Nasirul Mulk, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry, Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Muhammad Ather Saeed.

The apex court is expected to deliver its final verdict.

The hype reached a fever pitch on January 10 when a bench chaired by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa gave six options against the government for non-compliance in the NRO implementation case, including disqualification for Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and President Asif Ali Zardari.

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