SC seeks report on establishment of new Accountability Courts

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Ministry of Law and Justice to submit a progress report on establishment of 120 new Accountability Courts in the country.

A three-member SC bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam and comprising Justice Sardar Tariq Masood and Justice Yahya Afridi sought report while hearing a bail plea filed by a banker Taha Raza in fake bank accounts case.

During the course of proceedings, the court also summoned the Secretary Ministry of Law and Justice to appear before the bench in person along with report on next date of hearing.

The defense counsel said that the Accountability Court had submitted the report and petitioner’s reference number was 24 out of 35 references while three witnesses out of 63 had recorded their testimony.

He said that the accused was in jail since two years.

The Prosecutor General NAB said that the Law Ministry had issued notification regarding establishment of three new Accou-ntability Courts in Islama-bad. He said that these co-urts would start working af-ter appointment of judges.

The court sought report regarding establishment of new Accountability Courts and adjourned hearing of the case for 10 days.