Corruption cases automatically stands withdrawn: Benazir’s lawyer

November 14th, 2007 - 1:54 am ICT by admin  
The review boards would just examine the nature of the ordinary cases filed under the criminal acts, said Senator Farooq Naek.

“All the corruption cases against Bhutto which were pending before the accountability courts stood withdrawn in one go with the promulgation of the NRO,” he added.

According to Naek, looters of public money are exempt from appearing before the review board.

But for revoking ordinary cases filed under the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), he says, the relevant people will have to appear before the review board that will examine whether they were filed for political reasons or on genuine grounds.

Naek was, however, reluctant to either justify this sort of amnesty or to admit elements of discrimination in the NRO.

“Neither you are judge to be argued before, nor have I time to help you understand this,” he said.

Attorney-General Malik Qayyum believes the NRO is a flawed ordinance.

“I will not have to examine her (Bhutto) cases as a member of the review board,” The News quoted him, as saying. (ANI)

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