LHC’s decision to uphold NAO challenged in SC


ISLAMABAD: A decision by the Lahore High Court (LHC) to uphold the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) has been challenged in the Supreme Court.

The petition was filed by Lawyers Foundation for Justice.

According to the petition, the NAO lapsed after the 18th Amendment was passed and therefore, the Supreme Court should nullify LHC’s decision.

The decision to uphold the NAO by the LHC was taken on September 13 over a petition seeking to suspend conviction of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and Captain (r) Safdar in the Avenfield properties case.

“NAB Ordinance is an effective law,” the LHC remarked at the time.

“The NAB Ordinance holds and has neither been dissolved nor any changes have been made to it.”

“The NAB Ordinance will be effective till any amendments are made to it,” the LHC added.