SC seeks govt reply on NAB’s plea bargaining law

04:38 PM | 2 Jan, 2017
SC seeks govt reply on NAB’s plea bargaining law
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has sought a reply from the government on the ruling of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) pertaining to voluntary return deal under which a guilty of corruption can pay back a portion of embezzled amount and gets cleared from all charges.

A two-member bench heard a suo moto case on Monday in which Justice Azmat Saeed said that NAB is facilitating the corruption, adding that a peon who takes Rs250 as bribe is sent to jail while a person who takes Rs25 million as bribe is let free.

A NAB prosecutor replied that the law regarding plea bargain had not been formulated by the NAB.

Expressing grave concern over the matter, Justice Azmat Saeed stated that NAB is misusing the law and is facilitating corruption in the country. The hearing of the case was adjourned for two weeks.