Yousuf Raza Gilani’s hearing adjourned

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned a contempt case against Yousuf Raza Gilani till April 12 after the prime minister’s lawyer said that he would be unable to continue his arguments as he was unwell.

The lawyer of the Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Aitzaz Ahsan was not able to appear before the Supreme Court of Pakistan as he claimed to have food poisoning. The counsel of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Ahsan was scheduled to come in front
of the seven judge panel that is led by Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk.

Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk expressed himself on the issue concerned in the following manner, "Had he (Ahsan) listened to us, he would not have been struck with food poisoning."

The Supreme Court of Pakistan had been repeatedly asking the Prime Minister of the country to write to the Swiss probe in order to re start an investigation in which the President of the country, Asif Ali Zardari was named as being involved with money laundering.
However, the Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousuf Raza Gilani had blatantly refused the orders of the Supreme Court of the country for which Yousuf Raza Gilani was tried and found guilty of being in contempt of court.

The investigation against Asif Ali Zardari was made to come to halt by the signing of the National Reconciliation Ordinance that was signed by Bhutto during the time that the President of the country was Gen. (retd) Pervez Musharraf. However, the apex court
of the country had deemed the NRO as illegal that in effect called for the re starting of the investigation against Asif Ali Zardari.

However, the government of Pakistan ruled by the Pakistan People’s Party had resisted writing to the Swiss probe by giving the argument that the President of the country enjoyed legal immunity both within as well as outside the country under the constitution
of Pakistan. Therefore, according to the Prime Minister, the act of writing to the Swiss probe would be unconstitutional.  

The hearing of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousuf Raza Gilani has been postponed to April 12. The date was decided after consultations held amongst the seven member bench.