No scope of fundamental change in Pak SC's NRO verdict: Experts

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Islamabad, June 8(ANI): Several Pakistani legal experts believe that despite the government's fight for reversing the Supreme Court's December 16 judgment on the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) there is no scope of any fundamental change.

Experts said that if the judicial past is any guide, it is not possible.

"The grounds for the review are always very restricted, and gross mistakes and errors have to be pinpointed in the earlier decision for its change," The News quoted Wasim Sajjad, former Senate Chairman, as saying.

Sajjad further said that unless there is a floating error in the previous judgment that the court also accepts during its reconsideration, the review would not be helpful.

Another expert said that a review could not be a "re-hearing" of the case, and emphasised that a verdict was absolutely unlikely to be overturned altogether during its review.

He said that a superior court has the power to "revisit" the ruling while deciding a review petition.

The experts also reckon that in its new statement filed in the apex court, the government has contradicted itself comprehensively on almost all points, reflecting its changing stance. (ANI)

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