The Supreme Court on Friday (Jan 4) closed the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) case against Pervez Musharraf and Asif Ali Zardari, as The three member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Mian Saqib Nisar said that the apex court would not proceed further in the matter as the respondents had already submitted details of their assets on record
Chief Justice was hearing the case related to National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), passed by Musharraf in 2007.
In April last year, nominating Musharraf, Zardari and Qayyum as respondents, petitioner Feroz Shah Gilani had requested the court to order recovery of ‘huge amounts of public money. As the hearing went underway, the chief justice remarked, “We have received the asset details of Zardari, Musharraf and Qayyum.” “The court had issued notices to respondents,” the chief justice said. “The law will pave its own way,” he further said. The court then dropped Feroz Shah’s petition against Musharraf, Zardari and Qayyum.
The National Reconciliation Ordinance was a controversial ordinance issued by the former President of Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf, on 5 October 2007. It granted amnesty to politicians, political workers and bureaucrats who were accused of Non corruption, embezzlement, money laundering, murder, and terrorism between 1 January 1986, and 12 October 1999, the time between two states of martial law in Pakistan. It was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 16 December 2009, throwing the country into a political crisis.
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17 November, 2019