2. Burden of proof-Where person accused of corruption and corrupt practices under Ordinance i.e. XVII of 1999, was facing criminal charge, basic concept of criminal jurisdiction would remain in force i.e. accused person was presumed to be innocent unless proved guilty and that burden of proof initially lies on prosecution to prove charge against him-However, in view of provisions of S. 14(c) of Ordinance XVIII of 1999, where prosecution has brought on record certain facts alleging charges of corruption and corrupt practices, requirement under statute i.e. Ordinance XVIII of 1999 is that accused should proved to the contrary. PLJ 2003 Cr.C. (Peshawar) 1 PLD 2001 SC 607; PLD 2002 Lahore 95; PLD 1968 SC, 313; 1997 SC 582; 1993 MLD 2061; 1997 MLD 1632; 1995 PCrLJ. 2052; PLD 1984 Lahore 315; PLD 1973 Karachi 659; PLD 1971 Karachi 78; PLD 1962 SC 489; 1975 SCMR 337; PLD 1952 Lahore 624 and PLJ 1980 Cr.C. 12 ref.

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