Hearing in case against NAB law amendments put off till November 29

By: News Desk
Published: 08:52 PM, 17 Nov, 2022
Hearing in case against NAB law amendments put off till November 29
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The chief justice of Pakistan said the fault is not in the NAB laws but in its misuse, 24NewsHD TV channel reported on Thursday.

The top judge passed these remarks during the hearing of the case against amendments to NAB laws

Accountability is necessary for constitutional governance and corruption hit the economy hard, he said adding that the question before the court is where the judiciary draws the line that fundamental rights have been affected. 

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court heard the petition of Imran Khan. The court adjourned the hearing of the case till November 29.

Addressing Khawaja Haris, the Chief Justice said he was correct in saying that corruption is a disease and if the court comes to the conclusion that corruption should be dealt with strictly, what will be the benchmark?

Justice Mansoor Ali Shah said the court takes decisions on matters that conflict with fundamental rights on a daily basis.”We will run the parliament if we have to ask the parliament to make a law to curb corruption on a citizen’s plea, he added. Justice Mansoor Ali Shah point to the looming threat of climate change and questions if the court’s job is to direct the parliament to make laws or protect fundamental rights.

The chief justice questioned the severity of the court action against corruption if fundamental rights are affected by the corrupt practice. Imran Khan’s lawyer laid emphasis on findings the answers to four questions raised in the plea.

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