Shahzad said economic situation of the country was very bad when PTI government came into power.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Barrister Shahzad Akbar on Sunday made it clear that the propaganda against NAB amendment ordinance is baseless, while, the impression that the accountability process is terminated is also wrong.

Addressing a press conference along with Federal Minister for Communications Murad Saeed in Islamabad on Sunday, he said that no one can get personal benefit during the PTI government’s tenure.

The special assistant said that the impression was being spread during the last couple of days that the accountability process is over, adding that the wishes to amend the NAB law during the previous tenures was based on dishonesty.

“Amendments had been made in the NAB laws in the past to protect themselves,” he said.

Shahzad Akbar went on to say that the economic situation of the country was very bad when PTI government came into power and now the economy is on the right track.

He said matters pertaining to Federal or Provincial taxation, levies or imposts will not fall under the ambit of NAB and such cases will be handled by Federal Board of Revenue. Similarly, the watchdog will not scrutinize any person or entity, or transaction in relation thereto, who or which are not directly or indirectly connected with a holder of public office.

The Special Assistant said that the process of accountability will continue and the government is taking steps to revamp and strengthen institutions and to make them more powerful.

Speaking on the occasion, Murad Saeed said the government has stabilized country s economy and 2020 will be the year of progress and development.

He said PTI government strengthened audit committees in the institutions to bring transparency and accountability in the system.

Murad Seed said Ehsaas Kifalat Program will be launched from 20th of next month to eradicate poverty from the country.