Imran Considers PM's Statement against NAB 'Threatening'
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf chairman Imran Khan condemned Prime Ministers' statement considering it a threat to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), while asking the ruling party to refrain from such a note.
“We will staunchly oppose any move of the federal government to clip the wings of NAB,” Imran Khan said, while addressing a press conference in Islamabad.
On February 16, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif criticised the bureau over its raids on government offices and residences of officials, asking it to “act responsibly”.
NAB responded saying it respected the premier’s proposals, but added that the bureau was an “independent institution owing to non-interference from the government.”
Imran went on to say he was against Qamar Zaman Chaudhry’s appointment as NAB chairman following consultation between the PML-N and leader of the opposition Khurshid Shah.
“Both parties have their cases pending in NAB and it is a clear conflict of interest,” he stated, before adding that NAB should nonetheless be appreciated for good work.
Meanwhile, the PTI chief said his part did not force DG Ehtesab Commission of K-P to tender his resignation.
Imran aalso announced the formation of a committee of experts, comprising jurists, to look into controversial amendments in the K-P Ehtsab Commission Act and urged stakeholders to express any reservations.
The committee will decide in four weeks whether the amendments hinder the process of accountability, the PTI chief added. Imran said the amendments were introduced keeping in view the issues being faced by the commission.
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