Special bench to hear Imran’s plea nab amendments


A special bench of the Supreme Court (SC) will hear the petition filed by former Prime Minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan against the recent amendments to the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) 1999.

According to details, a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Umar Ata Bandial will hear the PTI Chairman’s plea against the NAB amendments on July 19.

The special bench – constituted by the Chief Justice of Pakistan – also consists Justice Ijazul Haq and Justice Mansoor Ali Shah.

It is pertinent to mention here that former prime minister Imran Khan had moved Supreme Court to challenge recent amendments to the National Accountability (NAB) Ordinance by the coalition government. In the petition, the former prime minister prayed to the apex court to declare all amendments made to sections 2, 4, 5, 26, 6, 14, 15, 23, 21 and 25 null and void since they were against the constitution.—INP


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