Opposition withdraws NAB amendment bill in NA

Observer Report

In a surprise move, the opposition on Tuesday withdrew the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Amendment Bill 2020 in the lower house of parliament.
Since 2019, the opposition parties were attempting to curtail the sweeping powers of the anti-corruption watchdog by amending the National Accountability Ordinance through the said bill. At that time, mega corruption cases against the opposition parties’ leadership had started piling up.

On taking back the bill during the National Assembly session chaired by Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri, PML-N leader Khurram Dastgir said, “The opposition withdraws the bill proposed to amend the NAB law.


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