LHC issues notice on a plea challenging NAB’s authority

LAHORE: The Lahore Excessive Court docket (LHC) on Tuesday sought a reply from the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) on a petition difficult NAB’s authority in arresting a suspect with out completion of investigation.

The courtroom additionally issued a discover to the federal authorities and sought its reply. The LHC additionally summoned lawyer common of Pakistan for help within the case.

Within the earlier listening to of the case in Dec final yr, petitioner Counsel AK Dogar said that arrest of an alleged accused throughout investigation and trial was inconsistent with the article 10 of the Structure which safeguards as to arrest and detention for 2 causes, first, no particular person may stay in custody except he was knowledgeable of the grounds of his arrest as a result of grounds may solely be established after investigation was accomplished. He said that the opposite was no investigation was constitutionally legitimate except an accused had been granted the basic proper to seek the advice of and be defended by a counsel of his personal alternative.

He said that NAB had a constitutional obligation to not deny an accused to seek the advice of and be defended by a lawyer on the time of investigation. He said that part 24 (a) and (d) of the NAB Ordinance 1999 was in violation of article 10-A of the Structure.

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