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Govt ready to sit with opposition to improve NAB laws: Azam
November 11, 2019

Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Azam Khan Swati has said government fully supports accountability across the board.

He was winding up a discussion on a motion moved by Raja Zafar-ul-Haq and others regarding alleged political victimization and denial of fundamental rights to members of opposition.

The Minister invited the opposition to sit with the government to improve NAB laws if they find any lacuna in this regard.

Azam Khan Swati said the cabinet and Prime Minister has condemned the cancellation of citizenship of former senator Hafiz Hamdullah. 

Taking part in discussion, Senator Pervez Rashid said government has failed to fulfill its promises made at the time of elections.

Senator Semi Ezdi said corruption cases on opposition were not made in PTI’s government. She said Panama leaks were not initiated by the government but it was revealed in PML-N regime.

Senator Mushahidullah criticized the government for victimization of the political opponents.

Senator Rehman Malik said there should be a difference between accused and convict. He said Asif Ali Zardari is in jail without conviction. He said National Accountability Bureau laws need to be amended and consensus of all parties is required in this regard.  

Senator Javed Abbasi in his remarks said government is targeting PPP and PML-N. He said leaders of oppositions parties have been jailed without conviction.

The House will now meet tomorrow at 3:30 pm.

Haider/Karrar