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SC winds up petition against Zardari, Musharraf in NRO case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday disposed of a petition seeking to reopen the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) case against Pakistan People's Party co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari, erstwhile President Pervez Musharraf and former attorney general Malik Abdul Qayyum. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, was hearing the petition filed by Feroz Shah Gillani seeking directives for authorities to recover huge amount of public money squandered by the…

NRO case: Lawyer requests SC not to make Musharraf’s medical report public

ISLAMABAD: The legal counsel of former president Pervez Musharraf submitted the medical report of his client in the Supreme Court on Thursday while further requesting the top judge not to disclose the medical report of former military ruler. The apex court took up the case of huge monetary loss due to promulgation of National Reconciliation Order (NRO). The counsel of General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf stated that his client is ready to return to Pakistan on the Supreme Court's direction, however, he is looking forward to…

Quashed cases can be reopened against Zardari, SC warns

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Tuesday forewarned the legal counsel of former president Asif Ali Zardari that quashed cases of corruption can be reopened against his client if the Supreme Court decrees.  The apex court bench was hearing the arguments of the defense counsel on the review petition of Asif Ali Zardari against the court's order to submit asset details in National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) case. The top judge remarked, the court had not said anything to the former president and merely sought…

Zardari challenges SC order in asset details case

ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari filed a review petition challenging the orders of the Supreme Court seeking foreign asset details in the National Reconciliation Order (NRO) case. Zardari, in his petition, contended that the court orders violate Articles 4 (right to be dealt in accordance with the law), 175 (jurisdiction of the court) and 187 (execution of the court’s orders) of the Constitution. On July 4, the apex court summoned the details of foreign assets owned by all the respondents including Asif Ali…

Swiss cases against Zardari cannot be reopened: NAB informs Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court that the Swiss cases against Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Asif Ali Zardari cannot be reopened as the appeal of the Pakistani government was time barred. The anti-graft watchdog submitted its reply with the apex court stating that the Swiss government has refused to reopen the cases as the appeal against it was barred by time and their statutory limitation period has elapsed. The two-page reply was submitted in the…

NRO was enacted to end politics of vendetta: Musharraf

ISLAMABAD: Former president retired Gen Pervez Musharraf submitted his reply to the Supreme Court in the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) case in which he claimed that he promulgated NRO to put an end to the acrimonious relations between political parties leading to the political vengeance in the country then. Former military dictator stipulated that the NRO 2007 was implemented by him as then president in the national interest of Pakistan in order to improve the revengeful political conditions prevailing then.…