ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court approved the amended draft of the letter on Wednesday. The approved draft includes a clause stating that the the letter sent by former attorney general Malik Qayyum should be considered void; assuming that it was never written in the first place.
Following the approval of the draft, the Law Minister urged the Supreme Court to discharge the contempt of Court case against the Prime Minister; to which the SC added that it would be dismissed once the amended reaches the Swiss authorities.
The government has also taken back their request for the reviewing the Prime Minister’s case following the approval of the draft by the SC.
The NRO implementation case was heard by a five member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa.
The hearing commenced with the Law Minister submitting the amended draft within the SC. Justice Khosa while conversing with the Law Minister stated that the amended drafts carry improvement every time they are submitted. “This is a proof of your commitment,” stated Justice Khosa while while addressing the Law Minister.
Following the dialogues, the Judges retreated to their chambers to review the amended draft.
Upon their return from the chambers, Justice Khosa read out the letter during the hearing. The draft stated that Malik Qayum’s letter was being taken back further assuming that it was never written. It further added that Pakistani claim over the Swiss cases be restored and that the President enjoyed immunity over the cases.
The Apex court later granted four weeks to write the letter to the Swiss authorities and adjourned the hearing till November 19.