Justice Minallah calls for live streaming of NAB amendment case hearing



ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court’s Justice Athar Minallah Thursday called for the live streaming of the proceedings of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) amendment case.

“The [hearing of] case should be broadcast live since this was the case before as well,” Justice Minallah said during the hearing of the intra-court appeals filed by the federal and provincial governments against the NAB amendments struck down by the apex court.

The case is being heard by a five-member SC larger bench headed by Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa and comprising Justice Amin-ud-Din Khan, Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail, Justice Minallah and Justice Hasan Azhar Rizvi.

As the hearing was about to start, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa advocate general apprised the court that the provincial government had filed a request seeking a live broadcast of the case

“This is a case of public interest,” he said.

“This is a technical case and not one of public interest,” CJP Isa said while responding to the KP advocate general’s remarks.

The court then took a break with the judges consulting on the issue of live streaming of the case proceedings.