Monday, October 2, 2023

Chief Justice Bandial Suspended NAB Ammendment Bill on his Last Day of Service

The Supreme Court’s recent verdict on the NAB amendment case has declared it invalid, leading to the reinstatement of corruption cases against public officials. The three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Umar Atta Bandial, delivered the verdict today. The majority decision, with two judges in favor and one dissenting note from Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, has significant implications.

Cases such as the Toshakhana reference against Nawaz Sharif, Asif Ali Zardari, and Yousuf Raza Gilani, the LNG reference against Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and the rental power reference against Raja Pervez Ashraf will now be revived. The court also nullified the amendments made by the previous government, paving the way for corruption cases against politicians in public office to resume within seven days.

This ruling demonstrates the court’s commitment to accountability and sends a strong message that no one is above the law. It is important to note that the implementation and interpretation of this verdict will play a crucial role in the future of these cases. The resumption of these corruption cases will be closely monitored as it has far-reaching implications for the country’s governance and transparency.

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