Islamabad: In what may spell trouble for Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that he was willing to revoke the Attorney General's letter that had asked for the closure of graft cases against the President.
Ashraf was charged with contempt of court after repeatedly failing to implement the SC's order to reopen graft cases against Zardari.
The issue relates to the National Reconciliation Order (NRO) of former president General Pervez Musharraf, who ordered the closing of all civil cases against the politicians of the country between January 1, 1986, and October 12, 1999, the time between two states of martial law in the country.
The Supreme Court, however, in December 2009, declared the ordinance unconstitutional and ordered the reopening of cases against the politicians.
In April 2012, Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani was thrown from the PM's chair by an order of the SC that found him guilty of contempt of court for failing to reopen the cases against Zardari.
Ashraf, too, was in danger of losing his post after repeated failure to reopen the cases.