Never received any benefit from NRO, faced courts instead: Rehman

Islamabad, Sep 27(ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has claimed that he has never received any benefit from the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).

Malik said that he had even faced all the cases against him, and so far has been acquitted in four.

He even refuted reports that Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani had asked him to tender his resignation as baseless.

"The present government has come into power with people's mandate, therefore, all should bear with it till the year 2013," The News quoted Malik, as saying.

The NRO was an ordinance issued by the former President Pervez Musharraf in October 2007.

It granted amnesty to politicians, political workers and bureaucrats who were accused of corruption, embezzlement, money laundering, murder, and terrorism between January 1, 1986, and October 12, 1999, the time between two states of martial law in Pakistan.

It was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in December 2009, throwing the country into a political crisis. (ANI)

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