PTI to challenge NAB law amendment in SC: Imran

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PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday said his party would challenge the recent amendments to the National Account­ability (NAB) Ordinance in the Supreme Court.

Earlier this month, a joint session of parliament had passed three bills, including those related to electoral reforms and the accountability law. Amendments to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) (Amendment) Bill were aimed at preventing the “misuse of law for political engineering and victimisation of opponents”.

Imran addressing to media said the assembly session where the amendment was passed was a “mockery and a joke with the country”. “Those who passed the NAB amendments should be thrown into jail due to their shamelessness,” he added.

He expressed hope that the courts would take notice of the development, adding that if such moves were allowed then it would be detrimental for the country.

Imran said laws formulated in the country should not be specific to any one person but instead be applicable to the collective whole.

Tackling the major amendments one by one, Imran explained how they would be used to allegedly eliminate a number of cases against leaders of the coalition government.

The PTI chairman alleged that he was pressured throughout the entire duration of his government and blackmailed to provide a National Reconciliation Ordinance-type deal to major political figures of the present coalition government but he did not give in. “It should be clear now their return [to power] was not to reduce inflation.”

He said if the present government remained in power then Pakistan