ISLAMABAD - The Federation on Friday decided to engage former law minister Dr Babar Awan in the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) review petition. Muhammad Ramzan Chaudhry advocate, also an associate of Dr Babar Awan, told reporters at the Supreme Court that Awan has been nominated to represent the Federation in NRO review petition, and he in this regard would submit an application today (Saturday) in the Supreme Court. Babar Awan would be the fifth counsel of the Federation in the NRO. The analysts are of the view that the purpose of changing counsels is to delay final decision on the case. This time also the government would do its level best that case could not be concluded before December 11, 2011. On that day, Justice Sair Ali will retire after attaining the age of superannuation. After the December 16, 2009 judgment, Kamal Azfar, who contested the NRO petition, went abroad therefore the government in his absence nominated Masood Chishti, who is now the federal law secretary. When the case was taken up last year for hearing the court on technical grounds did not allow Masood Chishti therefore Kamal Azfar, who came back from the USA, was asked to plead. But the Federation instead of allowing him nominated Sardar Latif Khosa, who was at that time advisor to the Prime Minister on IT.