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CJP Gulzar Ahmed orders establishment of 120 new accountability courts

CJP Gulzar Ahmed orders establishment of 120 new accountability courts
July 8, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed on Wednesday ordered establishment of 120 new accountability courts in country. While hearing a case, Justice Gulzar Ahmed directed the Law Secretary to constitute 120 new accountability courts with appointment of judges taking directives from the competent authorities for early decisions on pending accountability cases. The top judge also directed for decision on all pending references of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) within three months. Expressing his anger over the NAB’s performance, the chief justice said that NAB cases were meant to be solved in 30 days but some cases have been pending for 20 years. “If the NAB is serious in enforcement of its law?” He remarked that NAB cases were meant to be solved in 30 days but some cases have been pending for 20 years. “What’s the point of the bureau and its laws when it can’t even implement them?” All pending corruption references and inquiries must be solved in three months, he instructed the NAB chairperson. Delay in early decision of references undoing the core objective behind the NAB law, he remarked. The court summoned the Attorney General, Prosecutor General NAB and the Federal Secretary Law in the next hearing of the case.