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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday dismissed the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) implementation case and withdrew the contempt notice against Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, DawnNews reported.

A five-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali resumed the hearing over the NRO verdict implementation case.

During the hearing, Federal Law Minister Farooq H. Naek requested the court to dismiss the case and said that the letter, written by attorney general of Pakistan and sent via diplomatic channel, had been received by Swiss attorney general.

The court’s ruling said that its order was implemented in view of the instructions given in Paragraph 178 of the SC's judgment dated 16th December, 2009, in the case of Dr Mobashir Hasan.

Talking to media representative after the hearing, Farooq H. Naek said that the court’s decision was a victory for justice and democracy adding that the government implemented every directive of the supreme court.

Moreover, he said that the letter was not written forcibly rather in accordance of supreme court instructions.

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AC1960 Nov 14, 2012 10:00am
The whole drama was a non-sense from both sides. Issuance of letter does not mean anything and SC insistence on issuance of letter was pure propaganda tool to get cheap publicity. There are lot more serious issues in Pakistan and those responsible for serious criminal acts are hardly punished by our judicial system.
Secular Pakistan Nov 14, 2012 12:35pm
Zardari and his men and women spent the last 4+ years protecting theri own skin at the expense of public funds. They should be required to reimburse the treasury for their shinanigans. After all this is a personal matter of Zardari taking bribes and looting the treasury. He should have defending these charges from his own personal money. He looted the public, the second time around. What a fine President we have?
TKhan Nov 14, 2012 12:36pm
The letter was returned for additional postage due. The postage scale at the Law Ministry was not calibrated correctly. Oh Well, Is any scale in any Ministry in Pakistan is calibrated correctly?
Zavia Nov 14, 2012 11:33am
Govt has spent millions to pursue the case in last 4.5 years at the cost of its tax payers. This only happens in this country with the abnormal mindset of people in the parliaments & presidency.
elcay Nov 14, 2012 10:28am
the letter, written by attorney general of Pakistan, did the AGP really wrote the letter? He was against writing it. Something definitely fishy.
Capt C M Khan Nov 14, 2012 06:52am
Yousuf this is all Politics...nothing will happen, just a DRAMA keep the poor and jobless distarcted from the daily chaos that is in the country.
akhter husain Nov 14, 2012 06:32am
Thank God the curtain has finally been drawn saving time for other more important cases.
YOUSUF HUSSAIN Nov 14, 2012 06:14am
What about Yousuf Raza Gilani
ram Nov 14, 2012 05:40am
Both happy I advantage to public Go on turning care for mass greivance
Michael Malcolm Nov 14, 2012 03:45pm
The best way Zardari could get Gilani removed as a Prime Minister was through the Court and Gilani simply became a scape goat. How is that today Raja Ashraf agreed to have the letter written. If Zardari removed Gilani his position as President cum civilian Dictator would be shakey.
Ali Abbas Nov 14, 2012 05:28pm
Do you have any personal knowledge of Mr. Zardari taking bribes and looting the treasury? If not then stay quiet and if yes go to the courts. Repeating same non-sense again and again without any proof or merit doesn't make it true. And "feelings" are not proof. You might hate Zardari but thats not proof. Govt has every right to fight for the supremacy of the parliament and challenge courts if they disagree. No extra judicial action has been taken by the Govt.
Malick Nov 14, 2012 07:15pm
There is no hope of getting a single penny back. First SC opted to finde a middle way, Govt got immunity for president and letter is written. I do not appreciate both SC and govt. Yousaf Raza Gillani is made escape goat. Now SC and govt must find a middle way to clear ex PM.
paki citizen Nov 14, 2012 08:41pm
CAPT saab u better stay outta politics and political discussion