PM Shahbaz Sharif forms committee to amend NAB laws

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Cabinet has approved the constitution of a Committee to amend laws pertaining to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).


The Committee will be headed by the Law Minister and comprises leading experts of law, banking, bureaucracy and other sectors.

The approval was accorded when the Federal Cabinet met in Islamabad on Tuesday with Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif in the Chair.

During the detailed discussion on amendments in the NAB law, the Cabinet members termed it a black legislation, which has been used for political victimization and to harass government employees and the business community.

The Federal Cabinet also approved annulment of Civil Servants (Directory Retirement from Service) Rules 2020 as well as ending disciplinary actions initiated against government officers under these rules.

The Cabinet said that these rules are being used to pressurize government officers, which have no justification. It declared that new rules cannot be framed in the presence of already existing ones.

It said the process of accountability should be transparent and indiscriminate.

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