KPK Ehtesab Commission not barred from arresting anyone: Khattak


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak on Saturday said the provincial government had not barred the Ehtisab Commission from arresting anyone and the purpose of amending the law was to inform the assembly after arrest.

Addressing a news conference here, he said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had established the Ehtesab Commission for fair and transparent accountability of the corrupt and no other province had taken such a step.

The legislation was carried out to end differences among the Director General Commission and its members, he added.

Pervaiz Khattak categorically said that legislation was not aimed at inform the government before arrest of any important person rather the commission was asked to inform the provincial assembly after arrest.

According to original law, the commission could get remand of any accused for 35 days, which after amendment had been reduced to 15 days. Moreover, the commission had been bounden to arrest anyone after investigation, he added.

The chief minister said that legislation also asked the commission to start initiate corruption cases on solid evidences, not on any anonymous application.

Expressing reservations on recruitments in the commission, he announced to carry out scrutiny of the same.

Source: APP

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