Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. - AFP File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court adjourned the contempt of court case hearing against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani till March 8, DawnNews reported.

Defence and Cabinet Secretary, Nargis Sethi acknowledged that two summaries were sent to Prime Minister by the Ministry of Law.

A seven-judge SC bench, headed by Justice Nasirul Mulk was hearing the case.

Gilani’s counsel, Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan was ordered by Justice Nasirul Mulk to submit appropriate evidence pertaining to the case, on which, the counsel submitted the summaries.

Justice Nasirul Mulk said that the documents should have been submitted by the counsel before the starting of the proceeding.

Nargis Sethi informed the court that she was the Principal Secretary of PM from December 15, 2008 till January 17, 2011.

She said the responsibility of Principal Secretary is to assist PM to perform tasks related to the public affairs.

The court asked to record the written statement of Ms Sethi.

Aitzaz Ahsan complained that the court did not let him ask few questions.

On February 28, Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan said referring to the various arguments on appeal that he wanted to present evidences and witnesses and that a chance should be granted to him to examine them.

He requested the court to summon law and defence secretaries and former law minister Babar Awan to record their statements as court witnesses.

 

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