ISLAMABAD: After the conviction of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani government decided not to appeal against the verdict, the Counsel for premier, Aitzaz Ahsan told Aaj News on Saturday.
Talking to our correspondent Aitzaz Ahsan on the previous day said that, the appeal would likely to be filed on May 26 but today he confirmed that the decision was taken back.
It’s to note that, May 26 (toady) was the last day to file the appeal.
Earlier, Sources in the prime minister’s office said that following the ruling of National Assembly Speaker Fehmida Mirza, the government is unlikely to file an appeal against the April 26th conviction. However, they claimed that any last-minute change could not be ruled out.
As per the verdict, Gilani was guilty of contempt, but would serve a sentence only “until the rising of the court,” or by the time the judges left the chamber. That happened about 30 seconds after the verdict was handed down.
On May 24, Ahsan said that All was final to file an appeal for reviewing judgment in the contempt of court case against Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, while Aitzaz Ahsan who is counsel of the PM will file the review appeal on May 26 (Staurday) in which he will raise some 146 objections over the judgment of the Supreme Court.
Sources said the objections will be raised on the short judgment of the SC, on the poem of Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and it will be requested in the appeal to declare the 32 seconds sentence of the PM as illegal adding that appeal will also focus on the point that the PM has not committed contempt of court.