Hats off to Supreme Court over its NRO verdict: Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri

The Supreme Court verdict of declaring controversial National Reconciliation Ordinance null and void is historic with long-term implications for state and society. This verdict represents the aspirations of the people of Pakistan, and they have accorded it unanimous approval. This single verdict of the Apex Court has revolutionized the entire judicial apparatus both in practice and theory.

These views were expressed by Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, chairman of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) in his telephonic talk with Faiz-ur-Rehman Durrani, president of PAT and Anwar Akhtar Advocate, Secretary General, in the wake of the Supreme Court's landmark verdict on NRO. Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the verdict was in accordance with the spirit of the Constitution of Pakistan. The doors of corruption stood closed after the decision. He advised the government to fully implement the verdict in letter and spirit. "NRO was a crucial test for the Supreme Court's integrity and independence and thankfully, it passed it in flying colours," he maintained. Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the NRO was violative of fundamental rights and threatened the entire state system. Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry and his brother judges deserved all the praise and appreciation for upholding the rule of law in the country.