ISLAMABAD: Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday submitted a reply to the Supreme Court in the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) case, arguing that the ordinance was promulgated in 2007 ‘without malafide intentions’.
The former president said that the NRO was promulgated without malafide intend or vested interests on his part, and that it was meant to end political victimisation in the country.
The reply was submitted to the court on behalf of the former president by Advocate Akhtar Shah.
Musharraf defended the promulgation of the ordinance, stating that purpose was to foster mutual trust and confidence among holders of public office and to remove vestiges of political vendetta and victimisation, to make the election process more transparent.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had issued a notice to former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on a petition seeking recovery of huge losses Pakistan had to incur after the promulgation of the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) in 2007.
Nominating Musharraf, former president Asif Ali Zardari and former attorney general Malik Abdul Qayyum as respondents, petitioner Feroz Shah Gilani had requested the court to order recovery of ‘huge amounts of public money’ misappropriated and wasted by them through unlawful means ‘already on record in different judgments of the Supreme Court and high court’.