ISLAMABAD - Supreme Court has issued notices to Dr Mubashar Hassan and other parties to NRO on intra court appeal filed by former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani against his disqualification.

The notices have been served to seek the arguments from parties concerned on the maintainability of the appeal being the same time barred.

Eight-member larger bench headed by the Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry took up the intra-court appeal for hearing on Monday.

Gilani appeared in the court in person and took the plea that he held the same stance on NRO which was later adopted by former Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and the court had accepted the latter's stance.

Earlier I filed plea seeking review of the decision and then I filed intra court appeal under certain circumstances, he argued.

CJP remarked “you have filed intra court appeal after 204 days while it should have been filed within 30 days.”

Justice Khilji Arif observed “you will have to prove through arguments that the verdict given against you was not correct. You were the then Prime Minister when proceedings was initiated against you and now your post and status stand changed.”

Justice Jawad S Khawaja remarked “you will have to make clear it on your own other wise people will say relief was given to Yousuf Raza Gilani.”

Gilani said he was fully ready to advance arguments and he had mentioned all the reasons which led to delay in filing the intra court appeal.

Gilani contended that he said this in the past and says today too that President enjoys immunity under national and international laws.

CJP remarked "your intra court appeal is time barred by 204 days. In order to admit it for hearing, the court will have to ascertain the stance of Dr Mubashar Hassan in addition to other parties. The court cannot give any decision without hearing their stance.

The court adjourned the hearing for 3 weeks besides issuing notices to the parties concerned.