[QODLink]
Central & South Asia
Pakistan's Zardari amnesty removed
Court passes ruling stripping president of amnesty that protected him from protection.
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2009 21:17 GMT



The corruption charges which earned Asif Ali Zardari, the Pakistani president, the nickname "Mr Ten Percent" are coming back to haunt him.

The country's top court has struck down an amnesty that allowed Zardari to return to Pakistan and protected him.

As president, he still has immunity from prosecution, but his opponents say the ruling makes him ineligible for the presidency.

It could also reopen cases against thousands of other officials, including cabinet ministers loyal to Zardari.

Imran Khan reports from Islamabad.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
Featured
The conservative UMP party suffers from crippling internal divisions and extreme debt from mismanagement.
More than fifty years of an armed struggle for independence from Spain might be coming to an end in the Basque Country.
After the shooting-down of flight MH17, relatives ask what the carrier has learned from still-missing MH370.
Human rights and corporate responsibility prompt a US church to divest from companies doing business with Israel.
Afghan militias have accumulated a lengthy record of human-rights abuses, including murders and rapes.
join our mailing list