ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on Monday withdrew his review petition against the Supreme Court’s March 30 judgment in the Rental Power Projects (RPPs) corruption case.The Supreme Court on March 30 declared all RPPs contracts illegal and non-transparent and had directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman to proceed against all the persons involved in corruption, including former Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, in accordance with the law. The NAB later issued arrest warrants against 33 people allegedly involved in the RPPs scam. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry heard several review petitions including that of incumbent Prime Minister, Federal government and different power companies against the court’s judgment in RPPs case.During the hearing, counsel for PM, Wasim Sajjad requested the bench he should be allowed to withdraw review petition, as his client did not want to pursue it. The court, accepting Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf’s plea, disposed of the matter.After the March judgment, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf had filed the review petition, when he was not the Prime Minister. It has been learnt that as he has become the PM he, therefore, has desired that he should be defended through the federal government’s review petition pertaining to the matter.The Chief Justice has clarified that though the review petitions were pending in this matter but they would not stop the proceedings about the implementation of SC’s March 30 order in RPPs case. He also said that though money was deposited in national exchequer but the criminal proceedings would continue against all the accused, who were allegedly involved in RPPs corruption.Meanwhile, the court also issued notices to Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) on the review petition, filed by Kamoky Rental Power Plant.During the hearing, counsel for Kamoky Rental Power Plant company Abdul Hafeez Pirzada contended that his client had not received any advance payment and they had spent Rs 3 billion from their own pocket. He informed that their power plant was ready to produce electricity.Upon that, the CJ said that site was not mentioned in their contract. The learned counsel contended that site had no significance because wherever, the power would be generated then it would be distributed through national grid station.Pirzada suggested the court to allow functional power plants for producing electricity because it would be beneficial for public. Upon that the court asked the learned counsel to recommend concerned authorities in that regard because they were not running the government.The counsel for federal government Khwaja Tariq Rahim said that the government had stopped the process of approval and execution of power projects after the court’s March 30, 2012 judgments on RPPs. He requested the court to give some time for consulting the relevant authorities about Kamoky Rental Power Plant.On the other hand, counsel for Gulf Power Plant Company Ali Zafar said that if the government’s rental power plant policy was wrong then why all power companies were being punished. The court observed that the contracts, which were given through wrong policy, would be illegal.Hearing of the case was adjourned till February 18.