ISLAMABAD: Former Attorney-General and federation’s lawyer in the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) case Latif Khosa arrived at the Supreme Court here on Wednesday. Yesterday, Advisor to Prime Minister on Information Technology Latif Khosa resigned from his office. He has been defend Federal Government in NRO review case before Supreme Court (SC) today in place of former Federal Counsel Kamal Azfar. Latif Khosa said that govt has appointed him as Federal Counsel in place of Kamal Azfar. He said, Law Ministry has issued an authority letter for appointment.
Hearing of National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) implementation and review cases is underway in Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC). Government on Wednesday has filed a new petition in Supreme Court (SC) for changing lawyer.
A 17-member bench of Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry have been resume the hearing on NRO implementation and review cases. On Wednesday morning, Advocate on Record Raja Abdul Ghafoor has filed a new petition for changing lawyer.
Supreme Court granted the government request to change its counsel in NRO review case and allowed Latif Khosa to appear as the government counsel in the case. Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry during hearing of the case on Wednesday asked Khosa to inform the court where the Swiss case money went. He said several parts of the NRO verdict l need into are implemented.
The hearing of the case later adjourned for the first week of November. Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry directed Khosa to confirm his licence from Pakistan Bar Council and submit his request to Registrar of the Supreme Court.
Senator Khosa informed the court that he was named government lawyer last night. He said the Prime Minister has called the list of the beneficiaries of National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).
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