ISLAMABAD: Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan said on Tuesday that he would file an appeal in the Supreme Court against the conviction of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in the contempt case.
“After receiving the detailed judgement of the Supreme Court I am able to file the appeal,” he said in a TV programme.
Mr Ahsan’s statement indicated that there was no chance of Prime Minster Gilani’s resignation and his replacement with someone else from the ruling party.
He said there were several aspects he would like to raise in the review petition.
PPP leader Fauzia Wahab told Dawn that Prime Minister Gilani would not step down and will face the court by filing the review petition.
“There is no chance of any change because the party has decided that he will continue to serve,” she said.
Mr Ahsan said he had raised some questions over the formation of the bench which decided the case, but the apex court had invoked Article 10-A of the Constitution and turned down his objections.
A source in the presidency said heads of parties in the ruling coalition had already supported the prime minister and vowed to stand by him.