Secretary Law ordered to submit fresh summary on NRO

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed secretary Ministry of Law and Justice to prepare a fresh summary within three-days regarding implementation of its verdict on National Reconciliation Ordinance and submit it to the Prime Minister.

A three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Tariq Parvez and Justice Ghulam Rabbani passed directive on a suo motu case regarding implementation of its orders on NRO.

The bench in its order said that sufficient time had been given to the ministry but no fresh summary was submitted with the Prime Minister as directed by a five-member larger bench on June 11 and July 5.

At the outset of proceedings, the bench had directed secretary law Masood Chishti to appear and apprise it over the matter.

The Chief Justice questioned him as to why he had not prepared and submitted a fresh summary to the Prime Minister! He told him that he wanted the unpleasant things to happen.

The judgement of this Court must prevail and it should be implemented, he added.

He told secretary law that his position like attorney general was different as they have to assist the Court. “Look, your honour is attached with this Court. If you assist it properly, its honour would be enhanced,” he added.

The Chief Justice also called upon Attorney General for Pakistan Molvi Anwarul Haq to play his role and bring the matter into notice of the Prime Minister.

Attorney General said that the reason might be that he had moved a plea before the larger bench for suspension of operation of implementation orders till a final decision on NRO review plea being heard by a 17-member bench. The Chief Justice told him that no stay was granted over his plea so its verdict should be implemented.