The appeal filed by Imran Khan, former prime minister and current chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), challenging the constitutionality of the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) recent law changes is scheduled to be heard by the Supreme Court of Pakistan on January 10.
On January 10, the three-member bench headed by Pakistan’s Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial will hear the plea. Justices Ejaz-ul-Ahsan and Mansoor Ali Shah round up the panel of three.
In the next hearing, federal government lawyer Makhdoom Ali Khan will begin presenting the government’s case.
All parties in the NAB Amendments case have been notified by the Supreme Court Registrar’s Office.
Khawaja Haris, the attorney for former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan, has finished presenting his arguments in the NAB amendments case.
Earlier, during the hearing that lasted until December of last year, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah questioned the attorney why he hadn’t yet specified which amendments to the NAB violated his clients’ basic rights.
Khawaja Haris, counsel for Imran Khan, argued that Islamic law establishes a specific chain of responsibility for public servants. Any unjustness in a nation, according to Islam, lies squarely at the feet of its leader.
Aside from Imran Khan, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah said that no other political party or individual has opposed the NAB amendments.