SC seeks record of graft cases disposed of after amendment in NAB laws
February 1, 2023 01:20 PM
The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to produce record of the cases which were disposed of following amendments in the NAB laws, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
During the hearing of a corruption case, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Umar Ata Bandial remarked that following recent amendments, none of the accused had been acquitted in the cases of graft.
He went on to say the fact was that these cases were being transferred to other forums.
The CJP said that these amendments had already been challenged in the Supreme Court, and the matter was sub judice. “What is the Bureau doing with the cases which have been sent back to it by the accountability courts (ACs)?” he asked.
The NAB officials, on the occasion, informed him that a review committee had been set up, which dealt with the cases sent back by the ACs and later forwarded these to the relevant forums.
On January 6, 2023, 24News had reported that the Supreme Court had fixed for hearing the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s plea against amendments to the NAB laws.
A three-member SC bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial, will hear the plea on January 10.
Justice Ejaz-ul-Ahsan and Justice Mansoor Ali Shah will be part of the bench.
The court issued notices to respondents in the case including the Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP).
Reporter: Amanat Gishkori