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NAB recovers Rs. 518mn through plea-bargain in Karachi alone: annual report 

KARACHI: National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Karachi office has released its annual performance report, reporting a near 100 per cent complaint redressal, ARY News reported on Thursday.  The report mentions that the NAB Karachi received 10,311 complaints over the year, out of which ‘more than 10,000 complaints’ were resolved. As many as 160 people were arrested after inquiries on the received complaints, the report highlights. 104 inquiries out of 397 were conducted whereas the anti-graft watchdog completed its…

Nawaz offered $2bn as plea bargain, claims Vawda

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Power Resources Faisal Vawda on Wednesday claimed that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has offered two billion USD as plea-bargain to the incumbent government, to set him free, ARY News reported. This he claimed while talking in ARY News’ program Off The Record here today, and added that ousted prime minister after declaring his means of income on the floor of the parliament, disowned them later in the court. “Nawaz Sharif is trying for plea bargain by offering two billion US dollars to set…

Corruption cannot be uprooted till presence of plea-bargain: Rabbani

KARACHI: Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani on Saturday stated that corruption cannot be rooted out from the nation until the presence of the law of plea bargain. Addressing a seminar at a university, the Senate chairman said that the National Accountability Bureau was not around to eliminate corruption, but was rather the cause of the increase in corruption. Mr. Rabbani dispelled the impression of corruption among politicians and said that a lot of negative propaganda has been perpetuated against them. “You cannot have a…

President promulgates ordinance disqualifying beneficiaries of plea bargain for life

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has promulgated an ordinance amending the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) laws related to plea bargain and voluntary return of illegal capital gain. The ordinance has disqualified for life the public office holders as well as government servants who benefit from the NAB laws of voluntary return and plea bargain. The NAB Amendment Ordinance 2017 has come into force today. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said the ordinance will be tabled before the Senate on Monday for…

Govt to pass ordinance to ban plea-bargain beneficiaries from public office

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said on Saturday said that the government will issue a new accountability ordinance to tighten laws against corruption and financial embezzlement by government officials.   The finance minister said that the ordinance which will be issued by midnight will bar government officials who have benefit from the controversial plea-bargain law of the National Accountability Bueau (NAB) from seeking any public office. The minister while addressing a press conference said an amendment will…

Zardari’s return not due to any deal with PPP, says Nisar

PAKISTAN: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Saturday said return of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari was not the result of a deal with the government. The Interior Minister, during an informal discussion with reporters, clarified that there was no deal or assurances between the government and the PPP leadership. He said that main reason for the differences and recent tiff with the PPP was because the party wanted the cases against their leadership including opposition leader Khursheed…