Anti-Corruption laws not aimed to harass anyone: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that laws against corruption are not aimed to harass anyone unfairly but those who looted the Country ruthlessly should be brought to book.

In a statement on Monday, the minister said that the federal government is committed to eradicate corruption from the Country through better legislation with the support of the opposition.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the drafts relating to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the National Security, and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) have been sent to the opposition.Shah Mahmood Qureshi - The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that laws against corruption are not aimed to harass anyone unfairly but those who looted the Country ruthlessly should be brought to book. In a statement on Monday, the minister said that the federal government is committed to eradicate corruption from the Country through better legislation with the support of opposition. Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the drafts relating to Financial Action Task Force (FATF), National Security and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) have been sent to the opposition.  The foreign minister added that the government expects that the opposition will look into the matter with an open heart and after response received from the opposition, these matters will be discussed sitting together.  The minister said that the process of legislation continues as the treasury and the opposition have different points of view on different laws. Qureshi said that a 24-member Parliamentary Committee has been constituted to work out on these differences for a better legislation.

The foreign minister added that the government expects that the opposition will look into the matter with an open heart and after response received from the opposition, these matters will be discussed sitting together.

The minister said that the process of legislation continues as the treasury and the opposition have different points of view on different laws.

Qureshi said that a 24-member Parliamentary Committee has been constituted to work out on these differences for better legislation.