ISLAMABAD The Supreme Court Saturday while accepting the Governments plea to defer hearing of NRO review petition, fixed Monday (11-10-2010) to take up the Federations application for more time to engage another counsel in place of Barrister Kamal Azfar. The Government has prayed that as Barrister Kamal Azfar, Senior Advocate Supreme Court, has been appointed as Advisor to the Prime Minister, therefore, the hearing of NRO review petition and its implementation be adjourned till the time new lawyer could be engaged in his place. The court has directed Raja Abdul Ghafoor, Advocate on Record, to produce copy of notification of Advisor to Prime Minister, Barrister Kamal Azfar, along with his terms and conditions at the time of hearing of the application. It is further stated that cases relating to NRO are fixed before the larger bench of the apex court on October 13, 2010, on request of Attorney General for Pakistan Maulvi Anwar-ul-Haq. The AGP on September 27, 2010 had filed a petition on behalf of the Government, seeking adjournment of the petition till the adjudication of the Federations review petitions against the judgements of NRO, given by the apex court on December 16, declaring the impugned NRO as ultra-vires to certain provisions of the Constitution. Moreover, Barrister Kamal Azfar in his earlier application had also asked for general adjournment for a period of September 22 to October 10, which was allowed by the chief justice. For the third time Raja Abdul Ghafoor, AOR has filed Civil Miscellaneous Application (CMA) stating that Barrister Kamal Azfar who was representing Federation in CRP 129/10, has now been appointed as Advisor to Prime Minster and prayed for appropriate time to engage another counsel, which has been ordered to be fixed before the court on October 11, 2010. The NRO was issued by General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf in October 2007. It granted amnesty to politicians, political workers and bureaucrats who were accused of corruption, embezzlement, money laundering, murder, and terrorism between January 1, 1986, and October 12, 1999. The court had declared NRO as void abinitio in its verdict on December 16, 2009. Legal experts have expressed their apprehension that the Governments move could be source of tension between the Government and judiciary; therefore, the Law Ministry should avoid such tactics. They said that these are the Governments tactics to delay the hearing of NRO case; therefore, it has appointed Kamal Azfar as Adviser to PM.