Pak SC withdraws contempt notice against Ashraf
Islamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday withdrew a contempt notice issued to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf earlier this year after he failed to approach Swiss authorities to revive the graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.
A five-judge Bench headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali retracted the contempt notice after Law Minister Farooq Naek presented a receipt that showed the Swiss authorities had received the government’s recent letter for the revival of the graft cases on November 9.
During the hearing, Naek requested the court to dismiss the case as the government’s letter, written by the Attorney General, had been sent to the Swiss Attorney General in Geneva.
Justice Jamali acknowledged that the government had complied with the court’s directives of writing to Swiss authorities for reopening the graft cases.
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