NAB Amendment Ordinance 2019 challenged in SC.


ISLAMABAD -- The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Amendment Ordinance 2019 has been challenged in the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Saturday.

Mehmood Akhtar Naqvi Advocate has filed a petition in the apex court challenging the amended law.

President Dr. Arif Alvi had signed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Amendment Ordinance 2019 into law on Friday.

The petitioner has made the Government of Pakistan, Secretary Ministry of Law and Justice, Secretaries of Cabinet Division, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense, Establishment Division, Chairman NAB, Director General Headquarters NAB and others as party in the case.

The petitioner said, 'All citizens are equal in the constitution of Pakistan, the amended ordinance is violation of the constitution and the fundamental rights of citizens'.

The federal cabinet's approval to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Ordinance 2019, is unprincipled and dubious, the petition said. 'The amended ordinance has pushed the NAB under the subordination of the scrutiny committee, petitioner said which will thoroughly affect the utility and importance of the accountability bureau'.

'It is being feared that the ordinance will affect the possibility of an equal accountability of all,' petition...

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