Opposition parties reject NAB Amendment Ordinance 2019.


ISLAMABAD -- The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Amendment Ordinance 2019 has been issued after the NAB chairman's statement that the 'direction of winds being changed,' opposition said in a press conference after meeting of its Rehbar Committee on Saturday. The opposition parties have rejected NAB Amendment Ordinance 2019. Rahbar Committee Convener Akram Khan Durrani has said that there is NAB, Niazi nexus. He said the opposition parties will review the NAB Amendment Ordinance 2019 in parliament and will devise future strategy, adding that we did not want existence of NAB.

Rahbar Committee Convener Akram Khan Durrani said the NAB ordinance has been introduced to 'save the friends'. He said that the government has invoked the ordinance to save its friends.

Durrani after a meeting of the joint opposition's Rehbar Committee said that cases are lodged against those who speak up openly against the government, adding that Ahsan Iqbal was arrested for his outspoken statements.

Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was imprisoned in a cell of death row prisoners in jail and now a notice has been issued to Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Akram Durrani said.

'We don't want confrontation among the state institutions and want that every institution must function in its constitutional limits,' Durrani said.

Akram Durrani said that the judiciary is free and can make decisions independently. 'Those who talk fearlessly against the government and its policies are countered by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). They are now using FIA and NAB against us. Wajid Zia has been appointed as Director General Federal Investigation Agency with specific target to arrest so and so person,' he stated.

Durrani further said that it's been three and half months since the session of senate was last called. 'Rahbar committee decided to stage Azadi March with mutual consensus. Those talking against government are being arrested. It is a highly shameful act to arrest Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Ahsan Iqbal,' he said.

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