ISLAMABAD: PM’s contempt case Counsel Aitzaz Ahsan Friday said that the prime minister relied on the summary of the ministry of law, which had advised against writing letter to the Swiss officials, Geo News reported.
Aitzaz continued his arguments this morning before the Supreme Court seven-member bench headed by Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk hearing the PM Gilani contempt of court case.
During the hearing, Justice Sarmad Jalal queried whether the prime minister was bound to uphold the summary?
Aitzaz replied no, the prime minister thought that the letter to Swiss officials could not be written at present.
On this occasion, Justice Nasir-ul-Milk remarked that the matter relating to presidential immunity was not at all raised at the stage of review.
Justice Ejaz Afzal remarked that the prime minister has taken a resolute stand against the court order.
Aitzaz Ahsan said that writing letter to Swiss officials meant giving up on presidential immunity and added so long Asif Ali Zardari was the President the letter should not be written.
Justice Gulzar on this occasion queried, “What makes you scary about writing letter”?
Aitzaz replied that he was afraid of disgracing the President of Pakistan.
Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk remarked that if the letter was written, then nothing would happen due to immunity and enquired whether Swiss cases would open on writing letter?
To this Aitzaz replied that writing letter would demean the President.