ISLAMABAD: Another petition against the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Amendment Ordinance 2019 has been filed in the Supreme Court today.
In the petition, the petitioner pleaded that the ordinance was a conspiracy to divide society.
Earlier on Saturday, the first petition was at the Karachi Registry of the Supreme Court against the ordinance.
According to the petitioner, all citizens are equal in the constitution of the country, the amended ordinance in violation of the constitution and the fundamental rights of citizens.
Read more: Karachi citizen files petition against NAB Ordinance 2019
The petitions are the result of the federal cabinet approving the amendment. The ordinance stated that the NAB would not take action against the government employees. The property of a public servant cannot be frozen without a court order and if the NAB investigation was not completed within three months, the arrested public servant will be entitled to bail.
According to the ordinance, the NAB would only be able to prosecute over 50 million corruption and scams. NAB’s jurisdiction over matters relating to tax, stock exchange, IPOs will be abolished.
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