Sub-Committee to propose amendments in NAB

Islamabad—The Standing Committee on Law and Justice on Thursday constituted a five members sub- committee for proposing amendments in “the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999. “
Syed Naveed Qamar of PPP will be head of the committee. Raza Hayat Haraj, Muhammad Khan Sheerani, Arif Alvi and S.A Iqbal Qadri will be members of the committee according to a press release issued here on Thursday.
The Committee will consult with all stakeholders on the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Ordinance and submit its recommendations in this regard.
The meeting of the Standing Committee was held under the chairmanship of Chaudhry Tariq Mahmood Bashir Virk and considered various Bills.
The Committee after the detailed deliberations also approved “the Explosive Substances (Amendment) Bill, 2016 with an amendment proposed by Dr Arif Alvi.
Briefing the committee Zahid Hamid, Minister for Law and Justice said “the Law Reform Committee has recommended to amend the Explosive Substances Act, 1908 for the reason that jurisdiction of Court for trial of any person under the Act has been barred except with the consent of Provincial Government and such consent is normally neither given nor refused.
Therefore to avoid inordinate delay for trial, an amendment in that Act has been recommended to the extent that if such consent is neither received nor refused with in sixty days of the registration of the case by the government such consent shall be deemed to have been duly given”.
A Bill to amend Article 63 of the Constitution has been handed over to Electoral Reforms Committee.—APP

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