SC dismisses Gillani’s review petition against conviction in 2012’s NRO case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed review petition filed by former prime minister Yusuf Raza Gillani against his 2012 conviction in the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) case.

A three-member bench of the apex court comprising  Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ijazul Ahsan heard the petition against the speaker of National Assembly order disqualifying Yusuf Raza Gillani from holding a seat in parliament for committing contempt of the court.

The bench dismissed the petition due to non-prosecution and observing that the petition was 186 days’ time-barred and the absence of Gillani during court proceedings.

In February 2013, Gillani had filed the plea 223 days after the decision. It is pertinent to note that a review petition against a judgment has to be submitted within 30 days.

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