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Sindh governor refuses to ratify PPP’s anti-NAB bill

KARACHI: Dispatching a notice along with objection note to Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Governor Muhammad Zubair on Friday refused to approve the provincial government’s NAO Repeal bill 2017 which seeks revocation of National Accountability Ordinance 1999, ARY News reported. The governor has expressed his concerns on nullifying NAO 1999 as what he termed it against the public interest, sources at Governor House said. Moreover, Muhammad Zubair insisted that elimination of corruption is due responsibility of…

SHC defers accountability cases in wake of NAO Sindh Repeal bill

KARACHI: In aftermath of repealing the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) 1999, the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday has brought the hearing of accountability cases to a halt. Hearing a bail plea filed by Attar Hussain, an accomplice of Dr. Asim in corruption references, Justice Farooq Shah remarked that the provincial government has revoked the NAO and the court could not hold hearing on cases involving National Accountability Bureau (NAB) as party. He deferred hearing of such cases in future while adjourning the…

Sindh govt moves to repeal NAB ordinance in province

KARACHI: The government of Sindh has moved closer towards repealing the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) 1999 within the province, and table an amendment in the Sindh Assembly. The decision was unanimously made in the cabinet meeting on Friday chaired by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. The ordinance led to the formation of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to eradicate corruption and corrupt practices. A draft of the proposed bill stimulates that anti-corruption is the responsibility of the provinces, and…