NAB Amendment Ordinance challenged in SC.


A petition was moved in the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday against the recently approved National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Amendment Ordinance 2019. Petitioner Farrukh Nawaz Bhatti has sought an immediate suspension of the ordinance until the petition is decided. In his petition, Bhatti questions whether the amendment is in violation of Articles 8, 9, 10(a), 14, 18 and 25, as well as the preamble and Articles 2(a), 3, 4, 5, 37 and 38 of the Constitution. It also asks if the NAB Amendment Ordinance is 'liable to be struck down and be declared void ab initio being inconsistent with and in derogation of the said articles of the Constitution'.

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