Islamabad: Pakistan's three Supreme Court judge bench, led by Justice Nasirul Mulk, will resume hearing the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) implementation case on June 27th, the same case that led to the disqualification of Yousaf Raza Gilani as the Prime Minister of the country.
The order came minutes before the election of Raja Pervaiz Ashraf as the new Prime Minster of Pakistan.
During the last two hearings of the NRO case on May 3 and April 16, the bench abstained from passing any order in the case over the appointments of several NRO beneficiaries to public offices.
According to The Express Tribune, a judicial notice is expected to be served to Ashraf on June 27th, to implement the directives contained in paragraphs 177 and 178 of the NRO judgment, in the context of writing a letter to Swiss authorities.
Gilani was charged with contempt by the Supreme Court of Pakistan for not writing a letter to Swiss authorities asking them to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.
A seven judge bench of the apex court awarded Gilani a 37-second punishment on April 26 and also made it clear that the NRO verdict penned down by the full court on Dec 16, 2009, had given categorical directions in paragraphs 177 and 178 regarding writing a letter to Swiss authorities.