ISLAMABAD: Attorney General Irfan Qadir said Wednesday that he was not expecting the Supreme Court to summon Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf by issuing him a show-cause notice for contempt of court.
Speaking to reporters outside the apex court, the Attorney General said that there was no need to plead for immunity as it was “given by the constitution itself”.
The Attorney General expressed hope that the court would exercise restraint. He added that there was a need to find a middle ground between the law and constitution.
Attorney General Qadir clarified that this issue had no bearing on the general elections.
The Supreme Court issued a show-cause notice to PM Ashraf over its failure to implement court orders and write a letter to Swiss authorities to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.
The apex court has also summoned the prime minister in person on Aug 27 when the hearing of the NRO implementation case will resume.