Govt likely to amend NAB laws through ordinance

DM Monitoring

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to make a major amendment in the laws of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) that is likely to be implemented through a new ordinance, citing sources, media reported on Tuesday.
Sources told newsmen that the new ordinance is likely to grant special powers to the accountability courts subordinate to the anti-corruption watchdog, NAB, to decide about the fate of the persons’ bail accused in corruption cases. The Ministry of Law and Justice started preparations to bring a new ordinance which would also end the authority of the NAB chairman for releasing the arrest warrant of an accused person. Sources revealed that the federal government is mulling to suggest disqualification of the person found guilty in corruption case despite the voluntary submission of the looted money. Such a person would be disqualified for any public position for the next five years, sources added. It emerged that the law minister Farogh Naseem has apprised the Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding amended NAB law in making and suggested him to take other political parties into confidence over the amendments.
A govt committee which also comprises Pervez Khattak and Asad Umar will take political parties and other stakeholders into confidence regarding the new NAB ordinance, sources said.