Raja Pervaiz issues unconditional apology over contempt of court

Former prime minister takes back his letter he had earlier written to the SC for a new inquiry commission.

Web Desk May 21, 2013
Photo file of Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf issued an unconditional apology over a contempt of court notice in relation to the Rental Power Plants scam, reported Express News on Tuesday.

The former premier submitted a written apology to the Supreme Court in which he took back a letter he had earlier written.

The letter asked the court to constitute an inquiry commission comprising Dr Shoaib Suddle to probe into the multi-billion RPPs scandal, independent of the ongoing investigations being conducted by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

In March, the Supreme Court had issued a contempt notice to Ashraf over the letter, admonishing him for attempting to initiate an inquiry commission.

Read: Background: What is the RPPs case?


k. Salim Jahangir | 9 years ago | Reply

How about corruption in rentals????

nadeem | 9 years ago | Reply

Corruption in large energy deals - such as the RPP deal - cannot take place without the active collusion of several stakeholders from across the entrire spectrum of politicians, bureacracy, and military. This is why there are many people willing to protect Raja Rental. If he starts singing, they know they will be exposed too. Same issue with the OGRA ex-chief who has been located in Dubai, the SC has also ordered his extradition, but since he will expose many holy cows, our civil and military rulers will work double time to prevent his return to Pakistan.

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