Top Court summons 10-year record of Zardari, Musharraf’s assets in NRO case

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan sought a 10-year record of the assets and bank accounts owned by former presidents Pervez Musharraf and Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar headed a three-member bench of Supreme Court and it heard the case related to National Reconciliation Ordinance  (NRO), passed by Musharraf in 2007.

Lawyers of Zardari and Musharraf appeared before the bench.

During the hearing, the apex court bench sought details of assets owned by Musharraf in Pakistan. The former military ruler’s counsel in response said, “Nothing has been hidden from the court.”

In response to Musharraf’s counsel, the chief justice remarked that the court won’t allow him to conceal any information.

“Musharraf should also submit asset details of his wife within 10 days,” Justice Nisar said.

Musharaf’s counsel informed the bench, “My client has 92,000 Dirhams in one bank account and he owns three cars, including a Jeep and a Mercedes.”

Justice Nisar then questioned if Musharraf could buy a flat from the salary he drew during his working days and adding that ask him to appear before the court and clarify.

Musharraf’s counsel, however, said, “My client bought foreign assets after his presidency.”

To this, the chief justice questioned, “Do lecturers get paid this much? May be I should also give lectures after retirement.”

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