Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has summoned again PM Gilani on 13 Feb in the case of contempt notice issued to the PM, E Pakistan News reported.
Judge Nasir-ul-Mulk said there were grounds to proceed against Gilani, despite the government’s insistence that President Asif Ali Zardari has immunity from prosecution while he is head of state.
“After the preliminary hearing, we are satisfied that prima facie there is a case for further proceeding into the matter.
“Adjourned for February 13, for framing charges. The Prime minister is required to remain present in the court,” Mulk said, reading out the order.
The SC issued the order after defence counsel barrister Aitzaz Ahsan concluded his arguments.
The Supreme Court will indict PM Gilani when he appears before the court on February 13.
After the case PM Gilani Lawyer Said that “The court has ordered to charge-sheet the Prime Minister on Feb 13, We still reserve a right to appeal against the decision and I have suggested it to my client,”
The PM had appeared in the apex court on Jan 19 and was exempted from next appearance. However the court on Thursday again decided to summon the PM observing that the PM has committed contempt of court by not ordering reopening of cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.
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