Posted by M Zafar Iqbal
The Muslim Times’ Editor for Pakistan
Credit: Xpress Tribune
The Supreme Court concluded its preliminary hearings on Thursday and has decided it has sufficient cause to summon Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani once again and frame contempt of court charges against him.
‘After the preliminary hearing, we are satisfied that prima facie there is enough grounds for further proceedings,’ the court stated.
The seven-member bench set Gilani’s return for February 13 and this time the PM will be indicted for contempt, after preferring his subordinates’ advice over the court’s judgment in the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) case. Attorney General Maulvi Anwarul Haq confirmed that, as the principal officer of the court, he would frame charges against the prime minister.