NRO implementation case: SC resumes hearing

Supreme Court of Pakistan
Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday resumed the hearing in the NRO implementation case.

A five-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, was hearing the case.During the hearing, Law Minister Farooq H. Naek presented the amended draft of the letter to be sent to Swiss authorities for reopening a graft case against President Asif Ali Zardari.

Earlier on Oct 5, the Supreme Court had given the government until Oct 10 to prepare a conclusive draft of the letter to be sent to Swiss authorities for the reopening of a graft case against President Asif Ali Zardari.However, on Oct 9, the hitherto perceived face-off between the judiciary and the executive over the language of the letter’s draft turned into a reality.

On Tuesday, the government moved a petition seeking a review of the Sept 18 order in which the court had spelt out four-pronged measures that also suggested monitoring by the court of the matter’s final disposition. The steps included vetting of the letter’s draft by the court before approval. Dawn