A draft bill of proposed amendments to existing law of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) headed by Justice (R) Javed Iqbal, is under discussion these days, as opposition and government is not agreed at some points. Opposition had attacked the anti-graft body for several times and termed it as black law. Recently Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari while addressing the media on Friday (April 26) said that PPP thinks a new system is needed and there should be across the board accountability for all. There needs to be one system for everyone.
“We will try to bring this [NAB] under the rule of law as much as we can. If the government is ready for this, then we are ready to talk to them.” According to the PPP chairman, the government till now had not shown any seriousness and had failed to even pass a bill. “They [government] have shown no interest in the Parliament or the economy,” he added.
While commenting on 18th Amendment, he said “There is only one umpire in this country and that is the people. In a democracy and in Pakistan it is the will of the people which is followed not that of any third umpire.” “You cannot bring a presidential system through democratic means. PPP and other democratic forces of this country will reject this.”
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17 August, 2019