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Govt asks opposition for opinion on NAB draft: FM Qureshi

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

27th Jul, 2020. 08:31 pm
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Govt asks opposition for opinion on NAB draft: FM Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the draft on National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has been discussed in the parliamentary committee and the proposed draft has been provided to the opposition.

A meeting of the Parliamentary Committee was held in Islamabad under the chairmanship of Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

On behalf of the opposition, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MPs Sherry Rehman, Raja Pervez Ashraf, Naveed Qamar and PML-N’s Javed Abbasi, Ayaz Sadiq were also present in the meeting.

The proposed draft of NAB was considered in the meeting of the parliamentary committee.

Talking to media after the meeting, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the draft has been provided to the opposition but the opposition needs some time for consultation.

He said that he had sought the opinion of the opposition on the NAB draft and wanted to know what the opposition wanted in this regard.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that we also want to know how much gap there is between the opposition and our thinking and how to cross it.

Note that the parliamentary committee will meet again tomorrow at 6 pm.

Talking to media, Babar Awan said that Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is a national issue and we want consensus on this issue.

“We have talked to the opposition to improve the law, but so far no decision has been taken on any draft,” he said.

Babar Awan said that talks are underway with the opposition, Prime Minister Imran Khan is ready to make room for the improvement of institutions and institutions can be improved but institutions cannot be abolished.

Senator Sherry Rehman while talking to media said that they are trying to bring amendments in the important bill related to FATF.

She said that opposition is looking into FATF real terms and talks were underway with the government on NAB.

The PPP senator said that there were flaws in the government’s draft while also trying to build consensus on pending legislation.

She said that the constitution, law and fundamental rights must be kept in mind in everything.

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