Supreme Court gives a blow to CM Punjab authority over corruption probes

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Supreme Court gives a blow to CM Punjab authority over corruption probes

LAHORE – Supreme Court has termed authority to seek Chief Minister’s prerogative of permission for launching cases against corruption in Punjab as unconstitutional.

A two-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case.

While announcing the verdict on the plea of Director General in Punjab’s anti-corruption unit Hussain Asghar, the apex court suspended CM‘s authority to approve inquiry into graft cases.

The court has also directed to conclude anti-corruption cases that are under hearing at Lahore High Court (LHC) in two weeks.