KP assembly passes bill to curb corruption

Staff Reporter

Peshawar—The Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Assembly Monday approved the Whistle Blowers Protection bill 2016 aimed at curbing corruption in the government departments.
According to the bill, the whistle blower would be paid 30 per cent of the recovered amount as reward for pointing to the corruption in his department. However, if the charges were proved false, the accuser would be fined and could face three years imprisonment. A commissioner would be appointed under the bill.
The opposition member from ANP Sardar Hussain Babak said that the new bill would encourage espionage in the government departments.
Chief minister Pervez Khattak emphasised that purpose of the bill was to curb corruption. It was not to bring disgrace for anyone.

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