ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court was informed on Wednesday that cases against former president Asif Ali Zardari before the Swiss court cannot be re-opened as the appeal of the government of Pakistan was time-barred.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) submitted its reply before the apex court in a case regarding the recovery of losses incurred because of the infamous National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).
The anti-graft body informed the court that the matter before the Swiss court against respondent Asif Ali Zardari cannot be re-opened. The court was also told that nothing was found against Malik Qayyum.
Feroz Shah Gilani, President of Lawyers Foundation for Justice, had filed the petition in the Supreme Court for the recovery of losses Pakistan had incurred after the promulgation of NRO.
On July 4, 2018, the Supreme Court had directed former presidents General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, Asif Ali Zardari, NAB as well as former attorney general Malik Qayyum to submit their replies. The respondents were also asked to furnish the details of their assets and properties along with an affidavit.