I slamabad: The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing of the contempt of court case against Prime Minister (PM) Yousaf Raza Gilani till March 21.
Supreme Court asked Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani to submit his rejoinder by March 19,if not, he should appear before the court on March 21.
The seven-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Nasir ul Mulk resumed the hearing today.
Attorney General of Pakistan Maulvi Anwarul Haq, as prosecutor in the PM Gilani’s contempt case, cross-examined defence and cabinet secretary Nargis Sethi during today’s proceeding in the court.
The Attorney General asked for a written reply from the Prime Minister to which Prime Minister’s counsel Aitzaz Ahsan said I don’t want to delay the proceedings but the premier is busy during March 12-15.
The court then allowed the counsel to submit the written reply by March 19.
Yesterday, Nargis Sethi appeared before the court as defence witness and produced two summaries sent to the PM Gilani from the law ministry as defence testimony, on the basis of which, the PM decided not to write the letter to Swiss authorities.
Later PM’s counsel Aitzaz, while speaking to the media after the hearing, expressed satisfaction over Ms Sethi’s statements and said that she has proved that the Prime Minister was not in contempt of court. Aitzaz also expressed that he has proved the case well in favour of his client.