Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry Wednesday stated that apex court will hear the Rental Power Projects case “even if the sky fall downs”.

He remarked that drums are beaten outside the Supreme Court to force it into not hearing the RPP’s case.

The Chief Justice stated that the judges have taken an oath of providing justice and will pass a verdict in the case in accordance with the law and Constitution.

He also criticized Federal Ministers for giving out opinions on the case without knowing the details.

The Supreme Court had ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf in the case on Tuesday. The orders, which were given while Dr Tahirul Qadri’s long march was underway in Islamabad, caused uproar across the country.

The deadline for authorities to arrest the prime minister, along with other respondents in the case, ends on Wednesday. The SC will resume hearing of RPP’s case on Thursday.