ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court, while issuing notices to the 13 respondents, including the Prime Minister, Interior Minister and the Punjab Chief Minister, on Friday put off hearing of Nawaz Sharif’s deportation case October 17. Nawaz Sharif’s lawyer, Fakhruddin G Ibrahim prayed to the four-member bench, headed by the Chief Justice, Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, to issue order for bringing his client back home and presenting him in the court. However, the Chief Justice said that it was a difficult task at this stage, let the respondents be issued notices to begin with, then the order could also be issued. The Chief Justice, during the hearing on an occasion, remarked that apparently the court orders have been disregarded and the Court was serious in this matter.
The court ruled that a seven-member bench will hear the case in the next hearing. It issued notices to the 13 respondents nominated in the petition including Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, Interior Minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao, Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervez Elahi, and the chiefs of the Civil Aviation Authority, NAB and PIA. The court has also called for all the details of the records relating to the traffics at the Islamabad Airport on September 10 and PIA September 10 London to Islamabad and thereon to Jeddah flight from the Civil Aviation Authority through notice served on it.-SANA