Chairman NAB has no powers to arrest after the reference is filed: SC

44

Justice Athar Minallah has remarked chairman NAB has no powers to arrest after reference is filed. .

He further remarked tell us chairman NAB can ask to arrest under what clause of NAB laws after the reference is filed.

The interim bail plea of Ijaz Jakhrani, advisor to chief minister sindh came up for hearing before a 4-member bench of SC presided over by the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial Friday.

Munir A Malik counsel for the petitioner said during the hearing of the case “ it is matter of pride for me I am appearing before the learned judges. Additional documents have been filed in this case.

The CJP remarked what is stance of NAB in this case. The accused is seeking bail before arrest. According to the accused he received no money while staying on his post.

Munir A Malik told the court we have filed some documents in this matter in the court.

Justice Athar Minallah remarked Chairman NAB has no powers to arrest after the reference is filed. Tell us under what clause of NAB laws, chairman NAB can ask for making arrest after filing of the reference.

The CJP while addressing to advocate Munir A Malik remarked “my learned friend has raised an appropriate question. You should satisfy us on this point. There is difficulty before us this too that amendments in NAB Law are challenge for us.

The court adjourned the hearing of the bail before arrest plea till January 2023 on the request of counsel for the accused.