Gilani Contempt case: SC to call Nargis Sethi as defence witness on Aitzaz

The Supreme Court (SC) accepted the application put forward by Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani to call Defence Secretary Nargis Sethi as defence witness in a contempt case along with the summaries mentioned in the application.

The hearing was adjourned till March 07.

On Monday, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s counsel Aitzaz Ahsan submitted the reply in the Supreme Court in the contempt of court case.

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani had requested the Supreme Court to summon Secretary Defence and Cabinet Division Nargis Sethi, former Law Minister Babar Awan and Secretary Law Masood Chishti as witnesses in the contempt of court case against him.

During today’s proceedings, defence counsel Aitzaz Ahsan said my defense is that the prime minister never intended to act in contempt of court adding that he was bound to act on the Law Ministry’s advice.

‘The PM be granted a chance to provide a complete defense.’

Justice Munir asked the counsel whether the prime minister sought independent legal advice.

During the last hearing, Attorney General Molvi Anwar-ul-Haq, who is the prosecutor in the case, submitted evidence to the court against the prime minister.

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