ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has constituted a twenty member parliamentary committee on National Accountability Law.
The speaker has formed the committee after consultations with the Chairman Senate and leaders of parliamentary parties.
The committee comprises thirteen members of National Assembly and seven senators.
According to the terms of reference, the committee will revisit National Accountability Ordinance 1999 and recommend necessary amendments in it.
The committee has been tasked to present its report within three months. It may make rules to regulate its procedures.
It is worth mentioning that the Supreme Court of Pakistan on December 22, last year observed that voluntary return of the embezzled money by public servants under the provisions of the National Accountability Bureau Ordinance was increasing corruption.
The plea bargain law has also been criticized by Pakistan Peoples Party, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif and by Imran Khan among others.
Punjab Chief Minsiter Shehbaz Sharif had said that the law was made by a dictator and further deliberation needs to be carried on it. He further said that plea bargain is offered with a punishment in law abiding societies. INP/News Desk
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