ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court Wednesday said it would hear the petition regarding foreign assets of civil and military officers and has formed a larger bench to conduct the hearing from 31st October 2011. Muhammad Ali Durrani, a Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid) Senator, filed the petition through Mian Allah Nawaz under Article 184 (3) of the Constitution of Pakistan, making as many as 27 respondents. The petitioner has stated in the application that ambassadors of Switzerland, USA, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, South Korea, Malaysia and UAE should be directed to facilitate in bringing back money from foreign countries. The SC Registrar had raised objections on the names of foreign ambassadors. Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Wednesday hearing the petition in his chamber against the objections of SC Registrar Office dropped the names of foreign ambassadors and decided to hear it in the court. Durrani in his petition stated that certain Pakistani civilian and military officials, politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen have made money through illegal means and subsequently laundered it to Switzerland and other countries. Durrani claimed that foreign assets worth $300 billion. He also said that according to the UN convention, this money belonged to Pakistan and the court should direct the government to bring it back. Earlier this year, 30 members of Parliament admitted of having assets outside the country. Among the parliamentarians who admitted to having assets abroad are National Assembly Speaker Fehmida Mirza, Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Babar Khan Ghauri from the MQM, Senator Ishaq Dar from the PML-N, Senator Tariq Azeem from PML-Q and former minister Azam Khan Swati from JUI-F. Last week, the Chief Justice Lahore High Court issued notices to some of the countrys most prominent politicians, including Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, following a writ petition alleging they were misappropriating public funds. Chief Justice LHC Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry directed President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) President Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid) President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, among others, to file their replies, along with their affidavits, regarding the details of their worldwide assets by the first week of December.