There should be no sacred cows: Rabbani

A specific institution should carry out the task of accountability, Chairman of the Senate says

Our Correspondent April 27, 2016
Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani. PHOTO: AFP


Powers of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) should be clearly defined and there should be no sacred cows when it came to accountability, Chairman of the Senate Raza Rabbani said on Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters after conveying condolences over the death of former minister Chaudhry Ghaffor, he said that all political parties should agree on continuing democracy.

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"A specific institution should carry out the task of accountability," Rabbani said adding that it would strengthen people’s belief in the process.

Further, he said the country needed democracy and democratic institutions might be slow, but there was no substitute. "At times, rivers were flooded, but efforts to change the course of rivers caused damage."

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Rabbani said that over the past eight months, the Senate had forwarded its suggestions to the government, but the proposals remained unimplemented.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 27th,  2016.


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