Petition filed by PTI against the National NAB amendments.
NAB amendment: SC forms special bench over PTI plea. The Supreme Court on Friday formed a special bench headed by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial on a petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) against the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) amendments.
A three-member special bench headed by Pakistan s Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial will hear the petition on July 19.
The special bench will comprise Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan and Justice Mansoor Ali Shah.
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It merits mention here that PTI had challenged the government s NAB amendments in the Supreme Court.
PTI Chairman Imran Khan had challenged the amendments made in the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999 by the government in the Supreme Court.
The former prime minister filed a petition in the top court under Article 184 (3) of the Constitution.
Last month, the government passed the National Accountability (Amendment) Bill, 2022, in the National Assembly and the Senate.
The NAB bill has formulated a post-retirement procedure for its chairman, among other changes.
However, President Arif Alvi returned the bill unsigned even after its approval from both the houses.
Later, on June 9, the government passed the law in the joint sitting of the parliament, however, it was rejected by President Alvi due to the “flaws in its implementation”.
But the amendments were turned into law as the bill was passed by a joint sitting and if the president does not give his assent then the bill is turned into law within 10 days.