SHC orders NAB to continue inquiries against officials

SHC orders NAB to continue inquiries against officials

Karachi (Staff Report): The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to continue its inquiries against the officials of provincial government and Members of Provincial Assembly (MPAs).

The accountability bureau has been ordered to continue the work but not reveal its final report until the court’s final verdict comes.

SHC has issued notices of August 22 to all parties of the case, and adjourned the hearing till then.

Opposition parties, including Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F), and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had jointly challenged the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) 1999 Repeal Bill, 2017 (now Act) through their petition.

The bill was recently enacted by the provincial government of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), and had barred NAB to take action against the officials of Singh government.