Monday, February 13, 2012
Supreme Court Has Indicted PM Gilani In Contempt Of Court Case
Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has been indicted by the Supreme Court in the much-talked about contempt of court case, it was reported.
Gilani is the first prime minister of the country who has been indicted.
He was indicted over not implementing paragraph 178 of NRO verdict spreading over two pages.
The court asked PM Gilani have you read the charge sheet upon which he replied in affirmative and said he understands the indictment.
Attorney General (AG) Maulvi Anwarul Haq has been asked by the apex court to act as the prosecutor by the SC.
All the judges signed the charge sheet one by one. Aitzaz begged time till 24 for submission of reply as he was going out of the coutry and will come back by 21st.
The apex court asked the prosecutor to submit the required documents till Feb 16.
A seven-member larger Bench of Supreme Court headed by Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk and comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmani, Justice Ijaz Afzal Khan, Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry, Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Athar Saeed will hear the contempt of court case.
Heads of the coalition parties are accompanying the prime minister.