Supreme Court Judge Justice Mansoor Ali Shah has said that apart from Imran Khan, no other political party or citizen has challenged the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) amendments.
Justice Mansoor Ali Shah made these remarks during the hearing of Imran Khan’s petition against NAB amendments in the Supreme Court.
He inquired that out of the 25 crore population of Pakistan, Imran Khan was the only one affected by the NAB amendments.
On this, Imran Khan’s lawyer Khawaja Haris said that if the basis of the application against the NAB amendments is not solid, then the court should dismiss it.
A 3-member special bench headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan heard the petition of Imran Khan against the NAB amendments in the Supreme Court.
Imran Khan’s lawyer Khawaja Haris said that in Islam there is an order of accountability of government officials.
Justice Mansoor Ali Shah inquired that you have not yet told the court which fundamental rights the NAB amendments are against?
He further said that there is no doubt that there should be accountability, the question is who is to ensure the process of accountability in the country?
Khawaja Haris said that those who ensure the process of accountability cannot get immunity from it.
Justice Mansoor Ali Shah said that those exempted from NAB amendments must be criminals under any other law, it cannot be that someone will return everything and sit at home.
He also said that apart from NAB, the law applicable to corruption may be weak.
The judge of the Supreme Court said that under what authority should the Supreme Court order to make a strict accountability law on the petition filed on the basis of fundamental rights?
The Supreme Court adjourned further hearing of the case till December 7.