ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Saturday approved the governments request of seeking more time in the NRO verdict review case.
The government had earlier filed a petition seeking more time to replace Federation Counsel Kamal Azfar as he had been appointed advisor to the prime minister.
The Supreme Court approved the request, seeking the notification appointing Kamazal Azfar as advisor. A three member bench will hear the petition on October 11.
Earlier, Advocate on Record, Raja Abdul Ghafoor, had submitted a petition in the registrar's office seeking more time in the NRO review case. The petitioner argued that Kamal Azfar had been made an advisor to the Prime Minister, and the government now required more time to appoint a new lawyer in place of him.
It should be noted that the Supreme Court had already granted a two week extension to the government to prepare the case and the hearing of the review case was due on October 13.
The hearing had previously been adjourned till October 13 after the Attorney General of Pakistan had submitted an application on the government’s directives to adjourn the hearing of the National Reconciliation Ordinance’s (NRO) implementation.
According to sources, the petition had asked for a postponement citing the Prime Minister’s national and international commitments as well as the ongoing flood crisis.
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