Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial has stated on Tuesday that many people’s businesses were damaged as a result of the misuse of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) regulations following the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999 modifications.
The CJP made the remarks when Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan and his attorney Khawaja Harris appeared before the court to discuss Khan’s suit against the most recent modifications.
Imran’s attorney argued at the hearing that when the executive fails to do their job, people must turn to the courts.
The NAB amendment was passed by the incomplete legislature at the time, according to Justice Bandial, who also emphasized that there is no legal restriction on an incomplete assembly’s capacity to pass legislation.
He continued by saying that the action had been boycotted by more than half of the National Assembly due to its political approach.
Justice Ejaz-ul-Ahsan stated in his remarks that just a chosen few had benefited from the NAB alterations and that a whole political party was relying on “the line” provided by a small number of individuals.
He insisted that the NAB revisions were passed hastily and without debate and that if changes to the legislation are being made with “ill-intention then one should not proceed.”
CJP Bandial stated that despite court rulings, corruption could not be eradicated and emphasized that in addition to corruption, systemic weaknesses also existed.
Pakistan must have dropped by 100 points from its previous rating of 80th on the corruption index After the NAB modifications, according to Justice Mansoor Ali Shah.
Justice Ijazul Hassan stated that the judiciary steps in when the system is about to collapse. He questioned under what authority the court could find the NAB changes invalid due to a conflict of interest.