SC gives contempt notice to Raja Pervez Ashraf


ISLAMABAD: Ex-Prime Minister Raja Pervaz Ashraf was served contempt of court notice by the Supreme court for allegedly influencing the Rental power plant (RPPs) case , reported AAJ news on Thursday.

The court directed Raja Pervez Ashraf to appear in person after two weeks.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry heard the case.

During the proceeding today, CJ remarked that the apex court is not a post office, Ashraf attempted to influence the case by writing in person.

The court said that Ashraf has already exhausted legal remedies, personally and through council and filing appeal in RPP case.

The chief justice further observed that Raja Ashraf had already accepted the court’s decision in the RPPs case which has attained finality, so there was no need to re-examine the verdict and form of a commission to probe the case.

Previously, Ashraf had written a letter urging the apex court to constitute an inquiry commission comprising Dr Shoaib Suddle to probe into the multi-billion RPPs scandal, independent of the ongoing investigations being conducted by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).