Akbar defends govt's move to make changes in accountability law.


ISLAMABAD -- Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Accountability Shahazad Akbar on Sunday defended the government's decision to make changes in the country's accountability law through a presidential ordinance. It is pertinent to mention here that the PTI-led government had made drastic changes in the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999 through a presidential ordinance promulgated on Friday. Under the ordinance, the powers of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) were curtailed keeping in view frequent complaints of the bureaucracy and the business community. Addressing a press conference along with Federal Minister for Communications Murad Saeed, the special assistant clarified that the propaganda against NAB amendment ordinance is baseless, while, the impression that the accountability process is terminated is also wrong. 'Pakistan has a strict accountability law, but some positive changes in institutions are inevitable. The amendment Ordinance is being criticized without reading the bill,' the special assistant said.

'If a case came to NAB because of wrong...

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