ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court Registrar office declared valid the objections on former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani against his disqualification from being member of the Parliament on June 19, 2012 and returned the former premier's plea. The sources said that the Registrar office on Saturday endorsing the Institution Branch objections returned the review petition. The Institution Branch has termed the Gilani's review petition as incomplete and not filed within the prescribed period. It also objected that the security challan was also not paid along with the petition.

The review petition has not been submitted through Gilani's counsel, Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan, who represented the former premier in the contempt of court case. According to SC rules, only Ahsan may file a review petition for his client. Gilani has instead filed the review petition in his personal capacity.

Former PM Yousaf Raza Gilani has sent the petition to review the decision of his disqualification through mail but the apex court's institution branch has raised several objections over it and sent the file of this matter to the competent authority for further decision. In the NRO decision, the court had directed the government in para 178 to revive graft cases in Swiss courts against President Asif Ali Zardari, while Gilani maintained that this was unconstitutional. Gilani was dismissed from his position on 26 April 2012 after proven guilty with contempt of court. Aitzaz Ahsan was representing Gilani in the contempt of court case but Gilani sent the review petition in personal capacity.