ISLAMABAD: The government has filed a review petition against the July 12 order of the Supreme Court in the NRO implementation.
The petition was filed on behalf of the government by Attorney General Irfan Qadir.
According to the review petition, the prime minister had not received any advice to write the letter, adding that he was not bound to write the letter.
The petition further claims that the Supreme Court June 27 and July 12 orders in the case are unlawful and if the letter is written it will violate Article 248 of the constitution.
Another argument made in the review petition states that the court itself cannot write the letter to Swiss authorities then why was it expecting the prime minister to do so.
The Supreme Court while hearing the NRO implementation case on July 12 had ordered Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf to submit a compliance report by July 25.
Later on July 25 when the compliance report was not submitted, the Supreme Court set an August 8 deadline for Prime Minister Ashraf to implement its order by writing the letter to Swiss authorities to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.