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Supreme Court questions Army’s exemption from NAB law

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday remarked that the Pakistan Army was not in the ambit of NAB law and asked Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman about his opinion on the issue.

A three-member SC bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, heard the Imran Khan’s petition, challenging the amendments made by the coalition government to the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) 1999.

Justice Mansoor observed during the hearing, that even judges are not out of NAB’s ambit and asked the lawyer about the reasons for keeping the army exempted from the NAB law.

He asked, “whether this process of keeping the army out of the ambit of NAB law is constitutional or unconstitutional in the eyes of PTI.” The judge asked the counsel to explain this today (Tuesday) during his course of arguments.

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