LHC raises objection against plea challenging NAB ordinance

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has raised an objection against the petition filed challenging the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Amendment Ordinance 2019.
The petitioner Advocate Ishtiaq Chaudhry filed the plea against the plea stating that the ordinance was against the laws and constitution of Pakistan.
The petitioner took a stance that the NAB ordinance has abolished the authority of NAB to investigate corruption cases. The petitioner has requested to suspend the ordinance.
The ordinance was approved by the federal government on Friday, until then two petitions have been filed against the ordinance.

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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 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.
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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