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Govt agrees with Zardari as NAB, economy can’t run together: Bilawal

Govt agrees with Zardari as NAB, economy can’t run together: Bilawal
December 29, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The government agreed with the opisnion of former president Asif Ali Zardari that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and country’s economy cannot run together, said Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto. In a tweet, the PPP chairman said that latest NAB Amendment Ordinance is proof even government agrees with Zardari, NAB and our economy can’t run together. “Instead of clearly biased efforts the government should work with the opposition. Do your job and legislate. Abolish NAB, strengthen anti-corruption laws and end this farce,” he added. “Latest NAB ordinance is proof even government agrees with President Zardari, NAB & our economy can’t run together. Instead of clearly biased efforts the government should work with opposition. do your job & legislate. #AbolishNAB, strengthen anti-corruption laws & end this farce,” Bilawal Bhutto tweeted. Earlier, while criticising the NAB, Zardari said that either the anti-graft watchdog would function in the country or the economy. “Both cannot work together,” he said. The Ministry of Law has issued a notification on Saturday after the approval of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Amendment Ordinance 2019. Earlier, the NAB Amendment Ordinance 2019 has been challenged at Karachi Registry of the Supreme Court. A citizen Mehmood Akhtar Naqvi has filed a petition at Karachi Registry of the SC challenging the NAB Amendment Ordinance, 2019, promulgated by the PTI-led government through a presidential ordinance on Friday. The petitioner has made the federal government, the Ministry of Law secretary, the Cabinet Division secretaries, Ministry of Interior, Establishment Division, the NAB chairman, the NAB Director General Headquarters and others as party in the case. The petitioner said, “All citizens are equal in the constitution of Pakistan, the amended ordinance is violation of the constitution and the fundamental rights of citizens.” The application pleaded with the apex court to immediately order suspending the National Accountability (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019, while claiming that the amendment was against Article 25 of the Constitution, and an attempt to protect the corruption of ministers and government officials.