SC may award sentence to Gilani: Aitzaz

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani’s counsel Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan says it is premature at the moment to say anything about (possible outcome of the) Gilani contempt case. “It is premature for the time being to say whether or not the Supreme Court will award sentence to the Prime Minister. If so, it will leave long-term effects on the country and national politics,” Ahsan said while talking to newsmen before leaving for the apex court for Gilani’s contempt case hearing. “The case will now take no more time, and court is expected to decide a date for the decision, but according to the law PM Gilani should be present on the day,” he said, adding that he gave ‘solid’ and ‘appropriate’ arguments before the seven-member SC bench headed by Justice Nasirul Mulk. The SC on Tuesday resumed hearing of the contempt of court case against PM Gilani who has been facing it in National Reconciliation Ordinance implementation case since January 19, 2012 over his reluctance to write to Swiss authorities for reopening money laundering cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. Attorney General Abdul Qadir contented before the jury today as a Prosecutor General.