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‘Govt ready to bring changes in NAB laws’

ISLAMABAD: Special Adviser to the Prime Minister Iftikhar Durrani has said Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) government wanted to bring changes in National Accountability Bureau (NAB) laws.

Talking to a private news channel, he said there was a need to bring improvement in accountability laws in order to improve its efficiency.

He said accountability should be held across the board without any discrimination.

Durrani lamented that both political parties the PPP and PML-N could not streamline the system in the accountability watchdog. There was a need to control corruption and for this, the PTI government was working without any discrimination.

To a question, he said PTI did not believe in political victimization and NAB was taking action against those involved in corruption cases.

In a National Assembly session on Wednesday, Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested him to influence by-elections.

The PML-N president claimed that the chairman NAB had already prepared arrest orders between July 5 and 6, but they were delayed ‘for mysterious reasons’.

“Is this the National Accountability Bureau or National Blackmailing Bureau,” the under-fire former CM said on the floor of the House.

“This is the first time in history that an opposition leader was arrested without any charges in such a hasty manner,” said Shahbaz, adding he did not want to discuss the merit of the case against him. “I want to talk about the unholy alliance between PTI and NAB.”

The NA opposition leader claimed that NAB asked him to record testimony against Khawaja Asif and become an approver. “I replied them to control themselves,” he added.

He, in the Parliament, openly accused NAB of being working on directions of the PTI.

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