In order to protect the top beneficiaries of the NRO, the PPP-dominated National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice on Friday recommended extension of the highly controversial law to every citizen, ordinary or white collar criminals who could prove that they were politically victimised.

The committee also eliminated the time limits set by Pervez Musharraf from January 01, 1986 to October 12, 1999 so that anyone victimised before or after that timeframe could also benefit. The amendments to the NRO were passed and the opposition members, including the PML-N and PML-Q, staged a walkout in protest.

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