History of NRO and the its beneficiaries
Former President Pervez Musharraff promulgates NRO in 5 October 2007, according to this ordinance 8 thousand cases from 1st January 1986, to 12 October 1999 have been cancelled. Supreme Court of Pakistan in his decision has ordered to reopen all the cases which were struck down by this ordinance.
According to the list of the beneficiaries of the National Reconciliation Ordinance a total of 8041 people including 34 politicians, bureaucrats and three ambassadors took benefit from the ordinance.
On top of the list is the name of President Asif Ali Zardari while his several close associates, both political and bureaucratic, including Rehman Malik, Salman Farooqi and his brother Usman Farooqi, Hussain Haqqani and Siraj Shamsuddin are also included, he said.
The list, which also reflects a brief introduction of the cases dropped against each name under the NRO, also includes the name of serving and former ministers, federal and provincial secretaries, ex-chief secretaries, existing or former members of the national and provincial assemblies and others, he added.