Whistle-blowers bill sails through Senate

Islamabad

The Public Interest Disclosures Bill, 2017 aimed at providing protection to whistle-blowers in corruption cases on Tuesday smoothly sailed through Senate of Pakistan.
The bill was piloted by Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid in the House. Speaking in the House, the minister said the legislation would help eliminate corruption from the government departments. He said it was also part of the manifesto of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz to eliminate corruption and the government has also zero tolerance for corruption.
He said he bill was aimed at providing protection to the person who would point out any corruption or wrongdoing in any department or office.—APP

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