Shibli shares 'proposed draft by PPP, PML-N seeking amendments' in National Accountability Ordinance

PML-N leadership has always sought ways to escape law, country, says Information Minister


News Desk August 23, 2020
Federal Information Minister Shibli Faraz. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD:

Federal Information Minister Shibli Faraz shared alleged copies of the Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's proposed draft for amendments in the National Accountability Ordinance on his Twitter account on Sunday.

For the past several days the PML-N was demanding to know who asked for an NRO, tweeted Faraz. These are the sources and documents through which an NRO has been sought, he said, sharing the copies of the proposed draft.

"History stands as witness that the PML-N leadership has always chosen routes to escape the country and the law," added Faraz.

Earlier, on Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the opposition had tried to seek NRO from the government under the guise of supporting the treasury’s legislation in parliament.

Addressing a meeting of the party's spokespersons, which was also attended by some key ministers, Imran said that those rejected by the people of Pakistan in the 2018 general elections were trying to hide their theft.

NRO refers to the now-defunct National Reconciliation Ordinance which was issued by former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to grant amnesty to politicians in 2007. Recently, the parliament gave approval to several bills related to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) action plan for the country.

Imran said that the opposition gave in writing their demand for an NRO. “Those who have been rejected by the nation are trying to cover up for their theft,” the prime minister told the meeting. He added that the government considered FATF-related legislation as a national duty.

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