The government has decided to file a review petition against the short order of the Supreme Courts National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) verdict which had ordered the reopening of criminal and corruption cases against politicians including President Asif Ali Zardari, a private TV reported. The government has appointed the Advocate on record Raja Abdul Ghafoor to file the review petition against the short order of NRO verdict. January 16 is the declared deadline for filing a review petition to challenge the courts verdict. In addition, Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Naveed Ahsan and Additional Prosecutor General NAB will also file a review petition. Former attorney general Malik Qayyum will also file a review petition to clear his name as mentioned in the short order on the NRO case. On December 16, the 17-member Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhary, declared the NRO unconstitutional and illegal. The detailed judgment on the NRO case is still awaited.