Supreme Court grants three months to govt for new NAB law

ISLAMABAD: (HRNW) The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday granted three months to the government for legislation in the Parliament about the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), ARY News reported.

A bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Gulzar Ahmed, in suo moto hearing on plea bargain clause of the accountability law, hoped that a proper law governing the NAB, will be passed from the parliament.

The chief justice remarked that the government has clipped feathers of the NAB with the new accountability ordinance.

Justice Gulzar Ahmed said that the Supreme Court has already restrained the NAB from plea bargain adding that this clause of the law will not be exercised until the new legislation by the parliament.

Those who will return the corruption money (under the plea bargain) would have to face consequences, the chief justice warned.

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