Pakistan's Supreme Court declared on Wednesday that an amnesty that had protected politicians, including President Asif Ali Zardari, from corruption and criminal charges, was unconstitutional.
Zardari still has immunity due to his role as president. But many of his supporters do not. Look for lots of negotiations.
The 17-judge court invalidated the National Reconciliation Order, saying in its ruling that the amnesty "seems to be against the national interest" and "violates various provisions of the Constitution."...
The supreme court said its ruling revived all cases that had been suspended or withdrawn under the amnesty.