Pak Times

Petition Against NAB Amendment Permissible for Hearing, Says SC

The Supreme Court (SC) scrapped on Friday amendments made to the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO), 1999 last year and admitted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan’s petition challenging it.

Supreme Court of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: In a significant development on Friday, the Supreme Court declared a petition challenging amendments to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) laws admissible for hearing, subsequently ordering the restoration of all NAB cases.

The decision was made by a three-member bench of the Supreme Court, presided over by the outgoing Chief Justice, Umar Ata Bandial. The bench also included Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Mansoor Ali Shah.

In a majority ruling of 2-1, the Supreme Court approved the petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief, challenging amendments to the country’s accountability laws that were enacted during the tenure of the previous Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM)-led government.

 

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