LAHORE:The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday raised an objection to an application against the National Accountability (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019, promulgated by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.
The court pointed out that the petition could not be fixed for an immediate hearing due to winter holidays, and it could be heard after holidays.
It is pertinent to mention here that human rights leader Ishtiaq has filed the petition with arguments that curtailing the NAB powers will increase corruption while the government has given free hand to bureaucrats for corruption through the amendments. while it also contended that the ordinance also against the article of 19, 5, 25.
The government through a presidential ordinance on Friday bringing momentous alterations to the accountability law known as the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999.