SC rejects affidavits submitted by Zardari & Musharraf, seeks assets details of past 10 years


The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the affidavits submitted by former presidents Asif Ali Zardari and retired Gen Pervez Musharraf, and ex-attorney general Malik Mohammad Qayyum regarding assets owned by them in Pakistan and abroad.

While hearing a petition regarding the 2007 National Recon­ciliation Ordinance (NRO), a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar ordered the three men to submit complete details of their assets and bank accounts held inside and outside the country in the past 10 years within three weeks.

The trio has also been directed to disclose before the court the details of assets of their spouses and children both in the country as well as abroad.

Nothing could be proven against Zardari: lawyer
The counsel representing Zardari, Farooq H. Naek, argued before the bench today that the PPP co-chairman had spent nine years in jail but “nothing could be proven” against him. He said Zardari should get some sort of compensation for the nine-year prison sentence.