Lahore, Aug. 28 (ANI): Commenting on the NRO implementation case, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif, has said that the government's decision to seek relaxation and asking for more time from the judiciary was tantamount to insulting it.
Had the government respected the Constitution, circumstances would not be so uncertain. The government has never respected the courts. They have a long history of ridiculing the courts, The News quoted Sharif, as saying.
Sharif added that the government had been underestimating the judiciary for four years.
The Supreme Court on Monday, accepted Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf's request, and granted time to him by adjourning the hearing till September 18 in the NRO implementation case.
Ashraf had requested the apex court that he required at least four to six weeks in order to consult his legal team to resolve the issue.
Ashraf was directed by the court to write to the Swiss authorities asking to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.
The allegations against Zardari date back to the 1990s, when he and his late wife, former premier Benazir Bhutto were suspected of using Swiss bank accounts to launder 12 million dollars allegedly paid in bribes by companies seeking customs inspection contracts.
The Swiss shelved the case in 2008 when Zardari became president and the government had been insisting that the president has full immunity. But in 2009 the apex court overturned the NRO ordering that the cases be reopened. (ANI)