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NAB to file plea against release of accused who took advantage of amendment act

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

22nd Apr, 2020. 02:26 pm
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The anti graft body, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to challenge release of all accused who benefited from NAB Amendment Act.

As per details, prosecution wing of the anti graft body will file appeals against acquittal of accused who benefited from the amendment act.

Furthermore Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, officials accused in Trust Investment Bank case, Hafiz Nouman and others among beneficiaries of NAB Amendment act 2019.

Let it known that NAB has already challenged bail of Raja Pervaiz Ashraf.

According to Amendment Act 2019

NAB can only proceed in corruption cases of Rs 500 million and more it cannot seize property of government officials without the orders of the court.

Moreover, if the accountability watchdog cannot complete an investigation against a suspect within three months, the accused will entitled to bail.

In addition, NAB’s jurisdiction over matters relating to tax, stock exchange and IPOs has been curtailed.

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