Imran Khan moves Supreme Court against amendments in NAB law
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Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday challenged in the Supreme Court (SC) the amendments made recently to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) law by the coalition government, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
In the petition, in which the NAB and the federal government were made the respondents, the former prime minister prayed to the apex court to declare all changes made to sections 2, 4, 5, 26, 6, 14, 15, 23, 21 and 25 null and void since they were against the constitution.
The National Assembly had on May 26, 2022 unanimously passed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), (Second Amendment), Bill-2022, claiming that it was aimed at stopping the misuse of the law and victimization of politicians and opponents. The new legislation reduces the 90-day remand period to 14 days.
Highlighting salient features of the bill, Federal Minister for Law and Justice Azam Nazeer Tarar said the NAB law was used for suppressing the voice of the opponent politicians.
All the amendments ordered by superior judiciary from time to time had been accommodated in the new Bill, he said, adding “Now onwards NAB must complete inquiries within a period of six months.”
Reporter: Amanat Gishkori