Former Supreme Court Bar Association president and PPP Senator Aitzaz Ahsan. — Photo by Reuters

LAHORE, Sept 27: Former Supreme Court Bar Association president and PPP Senator Aitzaz Ahsan says the Supreme Court has entered a blind alley after convicting former prime minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and now wants an acceptable solution of writing a letter to Swiss authorities.

Talking to reporters on the Lahore High Court premises on Thursday, Barrister Ahsan, who was also counsel for Mr Gilani in the NRO contempt of court case, said he was not sure that the letter would be written as directed by the court.

He said the concession being given to incumbent PM Raja Pervez Ashraf was commendable but regretted that Gilani was not extended such a concession by the SC.

He further said the SC had been left with only one option of sending another prime minister home but it was a difficult task now.

Replying to a question about the draft of the letter, he said he had not seen the draft written by Law Minister Farooq H Naek but had some reservations on it. He said if the letter was written on the dictation of the SC, there would be many complications.

Mr Ahsan dispelled an impression that the presidency and the Supreme Court had any joint venture to oust Gilani. “There was no such understanding between them,” he said. — Staff Reporter

Updated Sep 28, 2012 02:39am

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Sep 28, 2012 06:58am
Perhaps he finds himself in a blind alley. It's a matter of "sour grapes".The fact that he was not asked to represent the current Prime Minister in the ongoing proceedings, makes him say such things. Also it's hard to dispel the widespread perception that he changed his principled stand on the letter simply for a Senate seat. Perhaps he had his sights on higher things and now feels outfoxed.
Sep 28, 2012 04:40pm
Supreme court has made mockery of itself with such one sided bashing and has lost its credibilty. Specially after Arsalan Iftikhar case, we all know how fair they are.