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Supreme Court returns petition challenging NAO 2019


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

02nd Jan, 2020. 12:28 pm
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The Supreme Court on Thursday returned a petition challenging the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Amendment Ordinance, 2019 by raising objections on it.

The court refused to admit the petition for hearing on the premise that the petitioner.

Farrukh Nawaz, has not approached any other appropriate forum before moving the top court.

However, Farrukh Nawaz took the amendments in the NAB law to the court.

He requested to strike them down from being ultra vires of the Constitution and suspend its operation till the final decision on the petition.

He cited the Ministry of Law and Justice, Prime Minister Imran Khan, the NAB chairman, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and the Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) as respondents.

NAO 2019 challenged in Supreme Court

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Amendment Ordinance 2019 has been challenged at the Supreme Court on Saturday.

A citizen Mehmood Akhtar Naqvi has filed a petition at Karachi Registry of the apex court challenging the amendment law.

Moreover, President Dr. Arif Alvi had signed the (NAB) Amendment Ordinance 2019 into law on Friday, December 27.

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”.

So, the federal cabinet’s approval to the (NAB) Ordinance 2019, is unprincipled and dubious.

President approves NAB Amendment Ordinance 2019

President Dr. Arif Alvi has signed the circulation summary, and issued the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Amendment Ordinance 2019.

According to the details, the NAB will no longer be allowed to take action against government employees.

In addition to, the Bureau will not seize property of government officials without the orders of the court.

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