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Thursday, June 13, 2024

On his last day of service, Chief Justice Bandial suspended the NAB Amendment Bill.

The NAB amendment case was recently ruled unlawful by the Supreme Court, which allowed for the reopening of corruption cases involving public officials. The decision was rendered today by the three-judge panel, which was presided over by Chief Justice Umar Atta Bandial. The majority judgment, which was supported by two judges and one dissenting opinion from Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, has important ramifications.

There will now be new hearings for cases like the Toshakhana reference against Nawaz Sharif, Asif Ali Zardari, and Yousuf Raza Gilani, the LNG reference against Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and the rental power reference against Raja Pervez Ashraf. The court also overturned the changes imposed by the previous administration, opening the door for the resumption of corruption charges against public officials against politicians within seven days.

The court’s dedication to accountability is shown by this decision, which also makes it clear that no one is above the law. It is significant to highlight that how this judgment is applied and interpreted will have a significant impact on how these situations are handled in the future. These corruption trials will be widely watched if they resume because it will have a significant impact on the governance and transparency of the nation.

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