Senior Pak lawyer to file petition seeking Zardari's 'disqualification' in SC

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Islamabad, Oct.3 (ANI): Senior Pakistan Supreme Court lawyer Akram Sheikh has said he would soon be filing a petition in the apex court to disqualify President Asif Ali Zardari from office.

"I want to move a petition in the apex court for the disqualification of all NRO beneficiaries who are holding important offices in the country," The News quoted Sheikh, as saying.

Sheikh, who had moved a review petition earlier, said the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) was a highly controversial law and added that the Supreme Court has ordered not to pass any order in favour of any person based on that law.

"The NRO was not a law on February 3, 2008 and afterwards, so all the benefits given under it were wrong and illegal and those who enjoyed acquittal from different corruption cases under this now had no standing to hold any office and should be disqualified from their positions," he said.

Sheikh, in his petition, said the decision to sack the Supreme Court judges and other judges of the higher judiciary in November 2007 was illegal and unconstitutional.

"So no vacancies were created which were needed to be filled and thus all appointments made on and after November 3 were also void ab initio," he said. (ANI)

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