LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) stalwart Senator Aitzaz Ahsan claimed that the Supreme Court had reached a cul-de-sac after convicting former prime minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani in the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) implementation case and now wanted an acceptable solution of writing a letter to Swiss authorities.
Talking to reporters at the Lahore High Court on Thursday, Aitzaz – who was Gilani’s counsel in the NRO case – maintained that he was not sure whether the letter will be written or not. He said that the concessions being extended to incumbent Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf was commendable but, noted that his predecessor Gilani was not extended any such concessions by the apex court.
Aitzaz added that even with Ashraf, the SC was now left with the option of sending another prime minister home, but this has become difficult for it.
Replying to a question about the draft of the letter, Aitzaz said that he had not seen it but still had some reservations on it. He added that if the letter is written on the dictation of the Supreme Court then there will be many complications.
Aitzaz also dispelled an impression that the presidency and the Supreme Court had an understanding on ousting Gilani. “There was no such understanding between them,” he clarified.
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