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Two ordinances: NAB remand period extended from 14 to 40 days

Yusuf Raza Gilani signs Election Act (Amendment) Ordinance 2024 and NAB (Amendment) Ordinance 2024

By News Desk
May 28, 2024
This undated handout picture, available on the official website, shows the headquarters of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Islamabad. — NAB website/File
This undated handout picture, available on the official website, shows the headquarters of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Islamabad. — NAB website/File

ISLAMABAD: The NAB Ordinance has been amended, under which the period of remanding accused in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) cases has been extended from 14 days to 40 days.

Acting President Yusuf Raza Gilani Monday signed two new ordinances, NAB (Amendment) Ordinance 2024 and the Elections Act (Amendment) Ordinance 2024. He signed the ordinances on the advice of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, as President Asif Zardari is currently in Dubai. The promulgation comes after the federal cabinet’s approval of the amendments to the ordinances. Under the amended NAB law, the sentence duration for an officer, convicted for framing cases based on ill will, has been reduced to two years from five years. After the promulgation of Elections Act (Amendment) Ordinance 2024, the election tribunals will have retired judges as its members, besides the serving jurists.