Govt and opposition agree over amendments in accountability law

The government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and opposition political parties have agreed over amendments in the existing laws of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

As per the information, the Ministry of Law has prepared a draft of the amendments in the existing accountability law.

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The sources claimed that the amended law suggests restrictions on the blanket powers of the Chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The new text of the law also proposes withdrawal of the plea bargain powers from the NAB and it will be deemed in future as part of the acceptance of offence, sources said. The new accountability law also curtails existing 90 days’ period of NAB remand to 14 days, they added.

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