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Supreme Court directs government to bring new NAB law in 3 months

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The Supreme Court of Pakistan, hearing a sou moto notice on Article 25A of the NAB Ordinance, ordered the government to bring the new NAB law within three months.

In 2016, the then Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali took notice of 25A of the 1999 National Accountability Bureau Ordinance in which the Attorney General of Pakistan, all the Provincial Advocate General, the Chairman NAB, all the Directors General of NAB and all the Provincial Prosecutor General were asked to submit their answers on it.

Today (Wednesday) the hearing of the Suo moto notice taken on Article 25A of the NAB Ordinance was heard, in which Additional Attorney General Aamir Rahman and Senator Farooq Naek argued.

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The court remarked during the hearing that it expects the authorities to resolve the issue related to NAB law and the appropriate law regarding NAB law will be approved by Parliament.

According to the Attorney General, Farooq Naek has submitted the bill to the NAB law in Parliament and the government is trying to create consensus among all political parties to amend the NAB law.

The court gave 3 months time to bring NAB law and said that if the issue is not resolved within 3 months, the court will decide the case on merit.

It is to be remembered that on December 26, the government imposed an ordinance to amend the National Accountability Ordinance 1999 and provided relief to traders and bureaucrats.

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