ISLAMABAD: Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan Wednesday said that he was aware of the court's decision hence he avoided his presence in the courtroom when the Supreme Court announced its short order, disqualifying Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani from the office of Prime Minister.
Talking to newsmen outside the Supreme Court, Aitzaz Ahsan said that he expected that the apex court will issue a new order to the new prime minister to write letter to the Swiss authorities; however, he added that the decision whether or not to write the letter will be taken by the new prime minister.
Ahsan, who was representing Gilani in a speaker’s ruling case in the Supreme Court said that it was clear from the facial expression of the judges as to what was going to be announced in speaker ruling case; hence, he left the courtroom after concluding his arguments and avoided his presence when the court announced its short order in the instant case.
Ahsan, however, said that Gilani has accepted his disqualification, adding that the court’s order has been implemented. Ahsan said that they have reservations about the judgement, lamenting that the three member bench changed the earlier decisions of a seven-member bench; hence, the verdict of three-member bench was in contrast to the early verdict of a larger bench.
“Although I had suggested to the government to file an appeal against the conviction of Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, but political leaders had decided not to file an appeal before the court”, Ahsan said. He, however, said that even if an appeal had been filed in the court, the same verdict would have been delivered.