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SC to resume NAB amendments case on 30th

Verdict has struck down some of the amendments made by the previous coalition government (PDM) to the NAB law

By Our Correspondent
May 22, 2024
The Supreme Court of Pakistan building in Islamabad. — AFP/File
The Supreme Court of Pakistan building in Islamabad. — AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will take up on May 30 the federal government’s intra court appeal (ICA) challenging its verdict delivered last year.

The verdict had struck down some of the amendments made by the previous coalition government (PDM) to the NAB law. A five-member larger bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa, will resume hearing of the ICA.

The other members of the bench are Justice Amin-ud-Din Khan, Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhel, Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Syed Hassan Rizvi.

During the last hearing held on May 16, the court had adjourned the hearing for date-in-office with the ruling that the next date of hearing will be intimated to the parties subject to the availability of judges.

Similarly, incarcerated former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder chairman Imran Khan had also appeared through a video link from Adiala Jail in a light blue T-shirt and watched the two and half hour long proceeding.

The court had further held that the video link facility to Imran Khan Niazi will continue enabling him to argue before the court. The proceedings of the case were, however, not telecast live. In this respect, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government Tuesday filed an application with the apex court seeking live streaming of the proceedings in public interest.