NAB law amendments: Govt, Opposition meeting ends inconclusively

A meeting was held on Monday, July 27, of the government and the opposition on the change in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) law ended without any result while the government committee has sought a written position from the opposition on the NAB law.

The second meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Legislation on various issues, including NAB and Financial Action Task Force (FATF), was held at Parliament House, Islamabad.

The meeting was chaired by Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Chairman, Parliamentary Committee on Legislative Affairs and Sadiq, Naveed Qamar, Ahsan Iqbal and Javed Abbasi attended the meeting.

Talking to media after the meeting, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that he had provided all the drafts to the opposition, which he had asked for time to consider.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that we want to know what the opposition wants. If the government has given a written position on NAB, then we have demanded from the opposition to also put a written position before us.

PPP leader Senator Sherry Rehman said that the constitution, law and fundamental rights have to be kept in mind on some issues, there are flaws in the draft of the government, they are trying to create consensus on the pending legislation.

Talking to media after the meeting of the parliamentary committee, Babar Awan, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs, said that FATF is a national issue and no decision has been taken on any draft yet.

Today, the meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Legislation ended without any result, after which the third meeting of the Parliamentary Committee will be held on Tuesday, July 28 at 6 pm in the Parliament House.

Stay tuned to Baaghi TV for latest news and updates!