Seventy NRO beneficiaries still working in Pak government departments

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Islamabad, Sep 27(ANI): The Pakistan Law Ministry has reportedly prepared a list of 70 National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) beneficiaries who are still working in different government departments.

The list reportedly carries the names of beneficiaries working in departments including the National Database Registration Authority (NADRA), the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Oil and Gas Development Company Ltd (OGDCL) and different ministries in the federal government.

According to The Nation, the government is likely to take the difficult, but pragmatic decision of shedding the beneficiaries.

Another list that carries the names of leading politicians and technocrats was made public last year by the then State Minister of Law and Justice Afzal Sandhu.

The list carried 248 names out of over 8,000 beneficiaries of a law enacted by the former President Pervez Musharraf in 2007.

The law 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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