The Supreme Court directing Aitzaz Ahsan to complete arguments till Thursday adjourned hearing of Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani’s contempt of court case till Wednesday. A seven-member special bench of the Supreme Court (SC) headed by Justice Nasirul Mulk resumed the contempt of court proceedings against Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani as well as its implementation order on the infamous National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) on Tuesday. PM Gilani’s counsel Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan continued his arguments before the SC bench as he has only two days left to convince the bench in favour of his client. Earlier, Aitzaz Ahsan was unable to produce before the SC the books from which he was going to cite references in the premier’s defence. During the hearing, Aitzaz prayed the bench that the verdict of the NRO implementation case be announced after he completes his evidences in the contempt case against the premier. Aitzaz insisted again for a ‘fair trial’ under Article 10-A of the Constitution. He had said that the bench hearing the case was a violation of Article 10-A, adding that a new bench should be constituted to hear the case. Meanwhile, former Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Aitzaz Ahsan said the judges who took suo motu notice against Prime Minister Gilani have to first decide whether they can hear the case or not. Talking to media persons outside the Supreme Court after hearing the contempt case against PM Gilani, Aitzaz said the judges taking suo motu notice are the complainants have to first decide if they are able, according to law, to hear the case or not. He said that Article-10-A of the Constitution will remain under discussion during the hearing. “Asif Ali Zardari will not be the president of the state after a year,” Aitzaz noted, adding that any letter to the Swiss authorities is possible only then (i.e. after President Zardari is no more a president). He said that law is superior and he would respect decision of the court, adding that if the court ordered, he would himself bring the premier to Adiyala jail. Meanwhile, talking to a private TV channel, Aitzaz Ahsan refused to complete his arguments in the contempt of court case by Thursday. Aitzaz said he was appearing in court despite ill health and that he could not specify as to when he would complete the arguments.