Pakistan’s Supreme Court Warns The Government For Failing To Implement NRO Verdict

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Commenting on the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) verdict, Pakistan’s Supreme Courts Justice Asif Saeed Khosa has remarked that despite clear court orders, government and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) were not serious about implementing them. He said the apex court has given the deadline of Jan 16 for the government to implement the NRO verdict; otherwise it would be forced to take ‘unpleasant’ actions. In case the government fails to implement its decisions on NRO, the court outlines six options for future course of action.

He said the court was disappointed that the government had not implemented its verdict on the NRO. He further said that the NAB chairman deliberately avoided action against Malik Qayyum and Adnan Khwaja. He said President has publicly refused to accept SC’s order and that prime minister and law minster has violated their oath of office and could be declared ineligible for their posts.