CJP orders formation of 120 new accountability courts for early decisions on pending accountability cases.

 
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ISLAMABAD -- Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed on Wednesday ordered formation of 120 new accountability courts for early decisions on pending accountability cases.

Justice Gulzar Ahmed while hearing a case directed the Law Secretary to constitute 120 new accountability courts with appointment of judges taking directives from the competent authorities.

The top judge also directed for decision on all pending references of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) within three months.

Expressing his displeasure over the NAB's performance Justice Gulzar Ahmed said that NAB cases were meant to be solved in 30 days but some cases have been pending for 20 years. 'If the bureau is serious in enforcement of its law?'

'Why the references are not being decided? The bureau's 1226 references have been in pending,' Justice Gulzar remarked. The decisions on these 1226 references perhaps will take a century,' the chief justice said.

He remarked that NAB cases were meant to be solved in 30 days but some cases have been pending for 20 years. 'What's the point of the bureau...

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