Zardari in, Gilani out of NRO beneficiaries list

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Islamabad, Nov.22 (ANI): The list of political leaders and other prominent personalities who benefited from the controversial National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) has been made public.

While the list includes the names of President Asif Ali Zardari and 36 other politicians, including Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and his wife are not on the beneficiaries list.

The list also names several bureaucrats, including Pakistan's Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani and Secretary General to the President Salman Farooqi.

While releasing the list of 248 beneficiaries, Minister of State for Law Afzal Sindhu said the fate of those benefiting from this dubious ordinance would be decided by the Supreme Court, The Daily Times reports.

Meanwhile, Haqqani has denied being an NRO beneficiary.

According to a private television channel, Haqqani said he is ready to appear before a court of law to support his cause.

"The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has not filed any case against me. However, I am ready to appear in court if there is any case against me," Haqqani was quoted, as saying.

Haqqani said he would sue people who have included his name in the NRO list.

Pakistan's High Commisioner to Britain Wajid Shamsul Hassan, has also rejected being an NRO beneficiary. (ANI)

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