SUPREME Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Qazi Mohammad Anwar has said the President of Pakistan could be summoned in a court of law if any case was registered against him before assuming the presidency. Talking to media men in Peshawar on Tuesday, Qazi said the President had been exempted from appearing before court under Article 248 of the Constitution; however he could be summoned in court under the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) or if any other case was registered against him before taking oath as President. In such situation, he added, any advice to President to quit office was not unfair or out of context, he added. Before his election as President, a number of murder and smuggling cases had been registered against Asif Ali Zardari, Qazi said, adding, Any advice to him (Zardari) to relinquish office is not just. He said the SCBA was reviewing the situation and the body could not remain silent over the scenario like this. It is worth mentioning here that SCBA Presidents statement has surfaced the very next day when renowned barrister Aitzaz Ahsan said on Monday that no action could be taken against President Asif Zardari if the NRO was scrapped. As long as he (Zardari) is President, he has constitutional cover of not appearing in the courts under the Article 248, Aitzaz has said.