ISLAMABAD – The new Accountability Bill has been challenged in the Supreme Court of Pakistan even before its passage by the Parliament.
Petitioner Mehmood Akhtar Naqvi said the new Accountability Bill stands contrary to the law, Islam and the Constitution of Pakistan and hence it should be dropped.
The petitioner pleaded the court to direct the National Assembly Secretary to produce before the court complete record of proceedings regarding the National Assembly debate on the Bill. The petition seeks as respondents the federal government, Ministry of Law and Justice, Leader of the Opposition Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Secretary Law and Justice and Secretary NA.
In a statement on Thursday, Ch Nisar said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz would resist the government move to protect plundering and corruption. Nisar urged the media and civil society to raise their voice to prevent the ruling PPP from getting passed this bill through Parliament. The government, which had broken all the records of corruption and nepotism, alleged the PML-N leader, wanted to escape from the clutches of the law through the passage of the accountability bill.