ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf’s reply submitted to the court while hearing the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) implementation case.
The reply filed earlier said that a plea for review of the court’s order should have been filed instead.
The court said that the objections raised mentioned those orders that the court issued to the prime minister on June 26 and July 12, but neither were the copies of these orders attached with the plea submitted nor are these orders revokable.
The court also said that if the federation wished to get these orders repealed, then it should have, as per the rules and regulations of the Supreme Court, filed a plea for reviewing them.
Earlier, The government said in the reply that the option of initiating contempt of court proceedings against the Prime Minister for not acting on the apex court’s order had ended with the passage of the new Contempt of Court Act. The new law protects top government functionaries from contempt for their executive actions. (agencies)