ISLAMABAD - A three-member bench of Supreme Court headed by Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk will take up the NRO implementation case on June 27.
According to the cause-list of apex court for the next week’s proceedings, the hearing of the case against NRO beneficiaries is scheduled on Wednesday.
On March 8, the court had directed the ex-prime minister that in compliance of the NRO judgment he should write a letter to the Swiss authorities for reopening the graft cases against the NRO beneficiaries, including President Asif Ali Zardari, regardless of the secretaries’ advice, and submit a compliance report before the court on March 21.
But the ex-premier in his reply refused to write letter to the Swiss authorities and conveyed the apex court to take up this matter after the final decision on the contempt of court proceedings.
The PM’s letter stated: “The very issue in question (the subject matter of the order dated 8-3-2012) is already sub judice in Crl OP 06/2012 before the same honourable bench.”
He further stated that although the present proceedings and the proceedings in the contempt of court case (Crl OP 06/2012) were different; yet the issue involved was essentially and materially the same.
He requested the court saying, “Further proceedings, if any, in the matter be undertaken only after the former has been completed.”
During the contempt proceedings, Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk observed the court was compelled to issue contempt of court notice against Gilani, as no progress was made on the NRO judgment. Due to his conviction under the contempt law he was disqualified from the membership of the Parliament and had to quit the premiership.
On March 21, the NAB chairman’s counsel Shaiq Usmani submitted inquiry reports about the Adnan Khawaja, who was first appointed as Navtec chairman and later that of OGDL, allegedly on the order of PM, and on Ahmed Riaz Sheikh, who was appointed as additional DG in FIA. Due to the court intervention appointment of these persons was struck down.
The court had declared their report utterly unsatisfactory, with a observation that the NAB has exonerated a person who had authorised the appointments.
Justice Khosa had said the NAB was sparing those who were on high posts or had connection with the influential persons but punishing the ordinary citizens.