Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday (July 2) instructed parliamentarians to amend the laws pertaining to the issuance of production orders. The decision emerged during meeting of federal capital held on 11-point agenda in Islamabad.
Addressing a federal cabinet, he said production orders for those members of parliament involved in embezzlement and corruption related cases should not be issued, local media reported. On this occasion, Prime Minister was quoted saying: “Under-arrest individuals accused of money laundering and corruption cases should not be given the rank of a political prisoner and no such protocol should be given to these men”.
The prime minister then gave the charge of production orders of MNAs to the law ministry.
Earlier, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) had requested for the production order of former president Asif Ali Zardari, however, the government had expressed reservations over it. The prime minister during the budget session in the National Assembly had said production orders of those involved in money laundering and corruption should not be issued, neither should they be allowed to come to the Parliament and speak.
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27 September, 2019