ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court asks for details of submitted NAB cases back Courts of Accounts to the Bureau as amended in National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) 1999.
Three bench judges headed by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial and composed of Judges Ijazul Ahsan and Judges Syed Mansour Ali Shah. former prime minister Petition of Imran Khan against amendments in National Accountability Ordinance (NAO), 1999
bench also asked the NAB prosecutor to provide details of amount recovered through plea to bargain. During the proceedings, the chief justice said it’s not work of Supreme Court resolve disputes of parliamentarians. This added legislators should resolve their own disputes. He asked the NAB prosecutor to inform who those people benefited from the amendments in NAO.
Judge Mansour questioned how many cases have been sent back in NAB and how many cases were closed. He said that they wanted To know V truth on cases that have become invalid and closed due to the changes introduced. The NAB prosecutor said that no one of cases in the Courts of Accounts were closed. However, he reported that the cases sent back for NAB have been moved to other relevant forums.
Judge Mansour also asked the prosecutor also submit details of NAB cases that have been decided on dignity. Judge Ijaz noted that many cases were automatically invalidated after the amendment, according to which all corruption cases related to amount below 500 million rupees will not come under the radar of NAB. Makhdoom Ali Khan, representing the federal government, argued that the court should also be aware of where it is money received by NAB in plea to bargain. He said when the Accounts Committee asked the chairman of the NAB about amount collected in plea deal, he did not present any reply in in this respect. He argued that the court should ask petitioner how many NAB cases were dropped during his tenure.
Main justice noticed that since creation of Pakistan passes anti-corruption law in Pakistan, adding petitioner may have anxiety over goals of anti-corruption law changed after the amendments. Judge Ijaz said that the case before the court concerns public trust on Amendments to NAB. If it is found that the amendment violated public trust, then the court from any point of view will pass a sentence in This business.
Main justice said if the court does not intervene in cases where the law is broken, then it would be injustice with V people of a country. Court in this case would define the red lines in NAB Law.
Previously Chief justice welcomed Shehzad Ata Elahi, newly appointed Attorney General for Pakistan, speaking with V new Appointment of AGP government law team would be fortified. The case has been adjourned until today (Wednesday).