ISLAMABAD - To show solidarity and support with the Supreme Court of Pakistan on its historic verdict on National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), civil society activists on Tuesday demanded resignation of President Asif Ali Zardari and other beneficiaries of the malicious Ordinance. Civil society activists, students, lawyers and families of the missing persons gathered near Parliament House for appreciating the Supreme Courts verdict on NRO. Noman Qazi and Syed Bilal of Jamaat-e-Islami, Owais Ahmed, Asif Ahmed and Sardar Babar of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf were also present at the occasion. Participants on this occasion chanted slogans in support of democracy, judiciary, human rights, peace and prosperity. They congratulated the nation on this historic decision and said that declaring NRO null and void is indeed a historic decision that will change the future course of Pakistani politics. They hailed the decision, saying that it was a landmark judgment in the judicial history of Pakistan and the first step toward a corruption-free country. The whole nation is jubilant over scraping of NRO. On the occasion, they also demanded of the government to recover missing persons as soon as possible and requested the Supreme Court to help them in this matter. They also demanded safe return of Dr Afia Siddiqui to Pakistan. While taking to TheNation Asif Ahmed of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Student Coordinator Defence of Human Rights Pakistan (DHR) said that the government must take concrete steps for recovering missing persons in order to cut burden of court. Roedad Khan, ex-bureaucrat said that it was a very good and historic decision, which provided a great strength to the nation.