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Excitement of T20 World Cup at peak; CJP suggests putting up screen

Corruption is harmful for democracy, society and rule of law: CJP

The excitement of Pakistan’s semifinal in T20 World Cup has taken to the peak as the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial has suggested putting up a screen to televise the match.

The match was discussed during a hearing of the case pertaining to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Ordinance 1999 amendments. The lawyers had objected to the deferral of court proceedings till Wednesday saying that there was the semifinal match on the day.

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Lawyer Makhdoom Ali Khan requested the court not to adjourn until then had said that the match will start at 1:00 pm.

CJP Bandial replied that he didn’t know about that further asking why don’t skip the hearing of the case tomorrow due to the semifinal.

Justice Mansoor Ali Shah said that they’ll watch the match while the lawyer would continue to give arguments. He also asked the lawyer to spare Wednesday as he himself was a cricket fan.

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The CJP said, “Let’s put up a screen outside the court for the match. I pray that Pakistan wins the semi-final,” further adding that tomorrow’s hearing will be wrapped up early before the match was in a good situation.

CJP Bandial remarking about the corruption said that was harmful to democracy, society and rule of law in a country.

PTI lawyer said that Pakistan has signed the UN resolution to deal with corruption. He said that the NAB amendments had affected that resolution.

Justice Mansoor Ali Shah asked if the parliament could be restrained from legislation or did the international conventions bind a country over legislation.

The hearing was adjourned till Wednesday.

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