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The Supreme Court gave a lifeline of three weeks to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in the show-cause notice for contempt of court after the premier assured the bench that steps would be taken to break the deadlock over the court’s judgment directing the government to write the letter to the Swiss authorities to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.

In an almost 60 minutes of hearing, Prime Minister Ashraf  assured the court that he was serious in resolving the issue arising after the Supreme Court’s judgment and sought for six weeks time.

The court appreciated the prime minister’s appearance and said he was appearing as the premier and not as an accused as no charges had been framed against him.

The hearing of the case was subsequently adjourned until Sep 18. - Photos by Agencies

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Amjad Wyne
Aug 27, 2012 07:14pm
The entire thing is a circus - the PPP announces up front - before the SC proceedings even begin - that it had no plans to write a letter or to follow the Supreme Court directives - no matter what happens. And we all know that the Supreme Court has no means to force the government's hands. So why put the nation through this non-sense over and over again.
Aug 28, 2012 08:39pm
I am Pakistani living in America from here I see Pakistan as a Banana Republic I look at the faces of so called elected president and Prime minister and I feel sorry for the nation who have elected them.
Aug 28, 2012 07:35am
Mr Gilani was waving in the same manner before his ouster !!! surrounded by supporters .... De'Ja Vu