The Supreme Court on Monday gave Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Fasih Bokhari till February 12 to hire a lawyer in the contempt of court case against him.
Meanwhile, Prosecutor General NAB, KK Agha requested that a larger bench be constituted to hear the case. The chief justice replied that a three-member bench was hearing this case, while a two-member bench was hearing a related case which made this a larger bench.
The hearing of the case has been adjourned till February 13.
The court had issued a contempt of court notice to Fasih Bokhari over the letter he wrote to President Asif Ali Zardari.
The SC was hearing the Rental Power Projects (RPP) scam implementation case where the letter written by the NAB chief to President Asif Ali Zardari was reviewed.
In its order, the apex court stated that the letter should not be made the basis for taking unconstitutional steps on the part of the civilian or military institution or even the executive, adding that the parliamentary system was working according to the constitution and law in the country. The order also said that the next general elections should be held according to the constitution.
The letter written by the NAB chairman stated that officers of the bureau were under pressure from the institutions of the country.