Dr Firdous disappointed over PML-N's politics on NAB Amendment Ordinance

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting (SAPM) Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Sunday has expressed disappointment over Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesmen for doing politics on National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Amendment Ordinance 2019.

In a statement, the special assistant claimed that Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan is honest and have not committed any corruption. We are not afraid of accountability, she added.

Dr Firdous said that worst political opponents will always face defeat whenever they try to level corruption allegations against PM Imran and his party leaders. 

According to the proposed NAB ordinance, the anti-graft watchdog will no longer be allowed to take action against government employees and bureau will not seize property of government officials without the orders of the court.

If the accountability watchdog cannot complete an investigation against a suspect within three months, the accused will be entitled to bail.

In addition, NAB will now only be able to proceed in corruption cases of Rs500 million and more.

The anti-graft agency’s jurisdiction over matters relating to tax, stock exchange and IPOs has been curtailed.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and building control authorities will be the sole authorities tasked to act on all such matters.