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Gilani granted 7 days to re-file review petition on disqualification

ISLAMABAD, (SANA): The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday granted seven days to former Prime Minister Makhdoom Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani to re-file review petition about his disqualification.

The former PM appeared before a 3-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry.

The court asked Gilani as per the rules and procedures‚ his review petition could only be heard by the 7-member bench which had convicted him. The bench said that it would be inappropriate for the court to hear the petition before annulment of the sentence.

Later talking to media‚ Yusuf Raza Gilani said it was his own decision to file a review petition first.

Yousuf Raza Gilani said that Speaker National Assembly had not disqualified him. He said that he has moved the SC against his disqualification.

He said that he was punished on the immunity of the President although the Court has accepted President’s immunity.

He said whatever he had done was according to the constitution. He added that he will again appear next week before the seven member bench of the Supreme Court.

Replying to a question‚ he said decision of not writing the letter to Swiss Authorities was made in the capacity of Prime Minister. He said what he did was in accordance to the rules and procedures.

Replying to a question‚ he said decision of not writing the letter to Swiss Authorities was made in the capacity of Prime Minister. He said what he did in accordance with the rules and procedures.

“I heard the voice my conscience and took decision in consultation with my cabinet.” Replying to a question Gilani said he appeared before the chief justice first time, adding that the chief justice treated him with great respect. Gilani said that the chief said a larger bench would be formed and he would also sit in the bench.

It is worth mentioning here that a seven-member bench of the apex court headed by Jusrtice Nasirul Mulk had disqualified the former PM from holding any public office for not abiding by court orders in NRO implementation case.

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