October 7, 2021
Mr. Khush Dil Khan, Vice-Chairman, Mr. Muhammad Faheem Wali, Chairman Executive Committee, Pakistan Bar Council and Mr. Abdul Latif Afridi, President, Supreme Court Bar Association have expressed disappointment upon the promulgation of “NAB Amendment Ordinance”, issued by the Government of Pakistan, declaring issuance of such Ordinance that materially changes the Accountability Laws is nothing but an attempt to undermine the authority of the Parliament. The amendment allowing the incumbent Chairman, NAB to continue in his office is devoid of any merits, much less person specific amendment in derogation of settled law is also not acceptable at all. Appointments of officers as Judges of Accountability Courts on lucrative packages also appear to be an attempt to encroach upon the independence of Judiciary.
The Pakistan Bar Council in consultation with other Bar bodies will announce its future course of action against this draconian Law.