Govt files review petition against NRO verdict

ISLAMABAD: The government has filed a review petition against the short order of the Supreme Court’s National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) verdict. The verdict had ordered the reopening of criminal and corruption cases against politicians including President Asif Ali Zardari.

The government had appointed the Advocate on record Raja Abdul Ghafoor to file the review petition against the verdict’s short order.

January 16 was the declared deadline for filing a review petition to challenge the court’s verdict.

In addition, Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Naveed Ahsan and Additional Prosecutor General NAB will also be filing a review petition.

Former attorney general Malik Qayyum will also file a review petition to clear his name as mentioned in the short order.

On December 16, the 17-member Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhary, declared the NRO unconstitutional and illegal.

The detailed judgment on the NRO case is still awaited. — DawnNews

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