The Supreme Court (SC) has issued contempt notice to Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf in the NRO implementation case and directed him to appear personally before the bench on August 27, Dunya News reported.
A five-member bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa resumed hearing of NRO implementation case.
PM Ashraf had failed to comply with the Supreme Court’s order of July 12, 2012 for sending a request to Swiss authorities to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, the bench noted.
Ashraf`s predecessor, Yousuf Raza Gilani, was thrown out of office for refusing to write to the Swiss and according to some analysts the new premier could suffer the same fate.
For more than two years, the government has resisted judges demands to reopen cases against Zardari, arguing he enjoys immunity as head of state.
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