Islamabad, 17 April 2012. The Supreme Court on Tuesday resumed the contempt of court hearing against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, DawnNews reported.
A seven-judge bench, headed by Justice Nasirul Mulk, was hearing the case.
Earlier on Monday, the prime minister’s counsel, Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan, argued that the bench’s present members should not hear the case as that could come into conflict with the Constitution’s Article 10A which promises a fair trial.
He had also requested the court to delay its decision on the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) implementation case.
Yousuf Raza Gilani was charged with contempt of court on February 13 over the government’s two-year refusal to write to authorities in Switzerland asking them to re-open corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.