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KP Government Requests Supreme Court for Live Broadcast of NAB Trial Proceedings

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has formally petitioned the Supreme Court to consider enabling live broadcasting of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) trial proceedings. This solicitation, filed by Additional Advocate General Syed Kausar Ali Shah, underscores the government’s commitment to transparency and public interest.

The essence of the application lies in the assertion that livestreaming NAB trial proceedings serves the broader public welfare agenda, aligning with principles of open justice and accountability. It contends that the absence of live streaming in NAB cases perpetuates a perception of discriminatory practice, potentially undermining the integrity of the legal process.

The petition underscores the imperative for equitable access to legal proceedings, particularly those involving matters of significant public interest. By advocating for live broadcasting, the KP government seeks to foster greater transparency and public engagement in the judicial process, thereby enhancing public trust and confidence in the administration of justice.

Moreover, the application does not exist in isolation but within the broader context of ongoing legal proceedings involving prominent figures such as former Prime Minister Imran Khan. The absence of live streaming during Khan’s previous court appearance via video link underscores the need for consistent application of transparency measures across all judicial proceedings, irrespective of the profile of the individuals involved.

In essence, the KP government’s petition represents a pivotal step towards advancing principles of transparency, accountability, and public participation in the legal domain. By urging the Supreme Court to mandate live broadcasting of NAB trial proceedings, it seeks to uphold the fundamental tenets of justice and reinforce public confidence in the legal system.

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