ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Registrar Office returned the federation's reply submitted by the Attorney General in the NRO case after objecting to the requests made in the reply. The court said that instead of submitting a reply, a plea needed to be filed to review the court’s orders.
The federal government submitted its reply in the NRO case and said the cabinet was yet to make a decision to write the letter to Swiss authorities. The reply further stated that the prime minister was constitutionally bound to the advice of the cabinet; therefore the court should review its ruling of July 12.
The Attorney General on behalf of the federal government submitted the written reply in the Supreme Court, which also said that the option of contempt of court against the new prime minister was now over.
The reply said that under Article 90 of the Constitution, the advice of the Federal Cabinet was binding on the prime minister and the cabinet has not yet made any decision to write letter to the Swiss officials.
The reply further said that the seven-member bench on January 3, 2012 had no authority to amend the ruling of the seventeen-member bench and now option number two relating to the contempt of court was not applicable to the new prime minister, therefore, the court should review its July 12 verdict.