Govt to approach political leadership over new NAB ordinance

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Asad Qaiser on Saturday government has decided to take coalition and opposition parties into confidence before issuing an amended National Accountability Bureau (NAB) ordinance.
In a message posted on Twitter, Asad Qaiser said that a consultative meeting on NAB ordinance was held today, however, they have not reached a consensus on it.
It has been decided to take opposition parties into confidence over the mater and after it an amended NAB ordinance will be promulgated.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to introduce a new National Accountability Bureau (NAB) amendment ordinance.
Sources further said that the law ministry has started working on the new ordinance which will be different from the previous one as many sections are being altered in it.
According to details, the current NAB ordinance will expire tomorrow and the NAB Ordinance could not be extended due to non-convening the session of the National Assembly.
The federal government made drastic changes in the NAB Ordinance, 1999 through a presidential ordinance promulgated in December last year.
Under the ordinance, the NAB powers were curtailed, keeping in view frequent complaints of the bureaucracy and the business community.
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