Govt believes in blanket accountability: Firdous.


ISLAMABAD -- Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan on Monday said the government believes in across-the-board accountability by empowering the institutions. Talking to media persons here, she said it is the first time that the influential people have been made subservient to the institutions. She said National Accountability Bureau is functioning independently today like never before. She regretted that the previous governments did not allow the institutions function independently for their vested interests. Replying to a question about the bail of former President Asif Ali Zardari, she said there is a long list of cases against him.

She pointed out that there are eleven references, 20 inquiries and 13 investigations pending against the former President. She said the bail on health grounds does not mean that he has been given the clean chit. She said the law will take its course against the corrupt elements...

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