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Govt increases remand period for NAB cases from 14 to 40 days

By News Desk

May 27, 2024 08:50 PM


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Acting President Gilani issues key ordinances on NAB and Election Act Amendments

Acting President Yusuf Raza Gilani has issued two significant ordinances affecting the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the Election Act.

The NAB Amendment Ordinance includes two major changes:

The remand period for NAB cases has been extended from 14 days to 40 days.

The punishment for NAB officers making malicious cases has been reduced from 5 years to 2 years.

Additionally, the Election Act Amendment Ordinance introduces important modifications to the establishment of election tribunals:

The ordinance allows retired judges, along with serving judges, to be part of the election tribunals handling election petitions.

These changes were implemented through amendments to the Election Act 2023.


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