NAB law amended to promote transparency, run affairs smoothly: Ahsan

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Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, Ahsan Iqbal said here on Wednesday that the incumbent government believed in transparency that was why amendments were made in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) law to run state affairs smoothly.

Addressing a press conference along with senior Pakistan Muslim League Leader, Shahid Khaqan Abbassi, the minister said that the amendments were the same as proclaimed by the former Prime Minister Imran Khan to be necessary to run businesses and administrative systems in the country.

The minister said, the amendments were made keeping in view the decisions of Supreme Court, High Court and Council of Islamic Ideology adding that these high forums had directed incorporation of amendments to remove NAB law’s contradiction with constitution and law.

He said that Imran Khan was now trying to deceive people that the incumbent government was making the amendments for its own benefits. However, the minister said, the amendments were based on those arguments which Imran Khan himself would argue for amending the law. He said that the former prime minister would argue that due to NAB law, the bureaucracy had left working and the investors were not investing as this black law was hurdle in the way. He said, Imran Khan should listen his own speeches in which he had given extensive arguments in favour of these amendments. Ahsan Iqbal said that nobody should be put behind bars without listening him/her.

He said, the NAB law was hurdle in running economy and systems of the country so there was need to correct it for smooth functioning of different affairs of the country.—INP

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